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John F. Chase
Birth: Apr. 23, 1843
Chelsea
Kennebec County
Maine, USA
Death: Nov. 28, 1914
Saint Petersburg
Pinellas County
Florida, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Served in the Civil War first as a Private, then as a Sergeant in the 5th Battery, Maine Volunteer Light Artillery. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia on May 3, 1863. His citation reads "Nearly all the officers and men of the battery having been killed or wounded, this soldier with a comrade continued to fire his gun after the guns had ceased. The piece was then dragged off by the two, the horses having been shot, and its capture by the enemy was prevented". On the evening of July 2, 1863, during the Battle of Gettysburg, he was manning a gun of his battery on what is now known as Steven's Knoll during the Confederate attack on East Cemetery Hill when an enemy shell exploded near him. When he was dragged out of the area after the fighting had ended, he was presumed dead and stacked with other bodies. Later, when the bodies were being gather up for burial, he was found still alive and taken to a field hospital. He was laid out alongside a barn and presumed he would die. Three days passed before finally attended to. In spite of this, he survived his wounds. His Medal was awarded to him on February 7, 1888. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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Saint Bartholomew Episcopal Cemetery
Saint Petersburg
Pinellas County
Florida, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 21, 2001
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