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William Chisman
Birth: Sep. 24, 1843
Death: Apr. 25, 1925

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War as a Private in Company I, 83rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravert at Vicksburg, Mississippi on May 22, 1863. His citation reads simply "Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." His Medal was awarded to him on August 15, 1894, 31 years after his bravery. He was one of ten 83rd Indiana soldiers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for bravery during the Civil War (the others being Private Clinton L. Armstrong, Private Thomas A. Blasdel, Private John W. Conaway, Private Joseph Frantz, Private David H. Helms, Private Jacob H. Overturf, Private Reuben Smalley, Private William Steinmetz and Private Frank Stolz). (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Palmer Chisman (1803 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Louisa Bruce Chisman (1842 - 1883)*
 
 Siblings:
  John B. Chisman (____ - 1833)*
  Davis c Chisman (____ - 1850)*
  Charlotte J Chisman Canfield (1826 - 1888)*
  Martha Jane Chisman Baker (1830 - 1918)*
  Cynthia Ann Chisman Vinson (1831 - 1870)*
  George. W Chisman (1835 - 1875)*
  William Chisman (1843 - 1925)
  Winfield Scott Chisman (1849 - 1924)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Augusta
Butler County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Original Section, Lot 532, Space 2 W1/2
 
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Originally Created by: Bill Walker
Record added: May 09, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6403542
William Chisman
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William Chisman
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William Chisman
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