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John Chapman
Original name: Charles Felix Kauffman
Birth: Feb. 10, 1844
Strasbourg
Departement du Bas-Rhin
Alsace, France
Death: Sep. 30, 1905
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. Born in Strasburg, France, he enlisted in Limerick, Maine, as a Private of Company B, 1st Maine Volunteer Heavy Artillery on October 5, 1864 under the name of John Chapman, giving his place of birth as St. John, New Brunswick, for the reason that his father, F. A. Kauffman, was not willing that he should go. He was awarded the Medal of Honor for his bravery at Deatonsville (Sailorís Creek), Virginia on April 6, 1865. His citation reads "capture of flag" and was issued on May 10, 1865. He served in the Union Army until September 11, 1865 being discharged at Fort Baker, DC. He subsequently served in the United States Navy as a 2nd Class Fireman on board the Steam Propeller "USS Monongahela" from October 24, 1865 to July 8, 1868 and was discharged at New York harbor. (bio by: Debbie) 
 
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 Parents:
  Frank Anthony Kauffmann (1810 - 1881)
  Cathrine Emps Kauffmann (1818 - 1884)
 
 Sibling:
  John Chapman (1844 - 1905)
  Minnie Belle Kauffmann Kline (1852 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
Colma
San Mateo County
California, USA
Plot: Section B, Row 23, Area 22, Grave 3
GPS (lat/lon): 37.67254, -122.44833
 
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Originally Created by: Debbie
Record added: May 02, 2005
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