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Pvt Joseph M. Chesley
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Birth: unknown
Death: Jul. 2, 1863

Joseph M. Chesley was born, I think, in Durham, N.H. His father died when Joseph was quite young, and his mother afterwards married William George, a blacksmith in this town. Young Chesley enlisted in Company E, Second New Hampshire volunteers, in 1861; he served with this famous battalion until the battle of Gettysburg, when he was killed July 2 or 3, 1863. Among the many battles in which he was engaged, I will mention First Bull Run, Seige of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Savage Station, Peach Orchard, Glendale, both battles of Malvern Hill, Bristown Station, Second Bull Run, Chantilly, Fredericksburg, Wapping Heights, Gettysburg. He went through all of these without receiving so much as a scratch, only to be killed as above stated. His grave is No. 16, Gettysburg cemetery, New Hampshire lot, section A. (From "History of Pittsfield, New Hampshire in the Great Rebellion" by H.L. Robinson, pub. in Pittsfield, 1893)

 
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Jen Snoots
Record added: Sep 01, 2008
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Pvt Joseph M. Chesley
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Pvt Joseph M. Chesley
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Private, Company E, 2nd New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry; Interred in the New Hampshire Plot, Section A, Site #16
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Feb. 5, 2011
Seal of the State of New Hampshire
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Feb. 4, 2011
Flag of the State of New Hampshire
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 Added: Feb. 1, 2011
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