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1SGT Austin John Chapman
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Birth: Jul. 30, 1843
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 15, 1918
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA


Austin J. Chapman served as a Sergeant in Company C of the 12th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War.

After the Civil War, he served for many years in Company A of the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment, retiring as a 1st Sergeant.

He was a son of Sullivan Chapman and Nancy Emeline (Loomis) Chapman.

He also served as Superintendent of the Gettysburg National Cemetery from 1915 to 1918.

OBITUARY FOR AUSTIN J. CHAPMAN

AUSTIN J. CHAPMAN, Superintendent of the Soldiers' National Cemetery, died on Monday from heart disease aged 75 years. He had been in poor health for some time, but was going about, being out of doors on Sunday.

He was a Civil War veteran, serving four years in the 12th Wisconsin Infantry, having been a resident of Wisconsin when he enlisted. After the war he served 15 years in the Regular Army, retiring with the rank of Sergeant. He was appointed Superintendent of the National Cemetery in June 1915, coming here from the National Cemetery at City Point, Virginia. He was a member of the Masonic Fraternity. He leaves his wife, one daughter, and two sons: Mrs. James Coffey, of Washington, D.C.: A. A. Chapman, of Marshall, Texas: and Albert Chapman, of Augusta, Texas.

(From the GETTYSBURG COMPILER, Saturday, April 20, 1918)

He was interred in the Gettysburg National Cemetery on April 21, 1918. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Nancy Emeline Loomis Chapman (1818 - 1889)
 
 Spouse:
  Nancy M Spruelle Chapman (1847 - 1934)
 
 Children:
  Addis Austin Chapman (1873 - 1944)*
  Aquilla Birdist Chapman (1878 - 1936)*
 
 Sibling:
  Austin John Chapman (1843 - 1918)
  Fannie Clarinda Chapman Austin (1851 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:

30
1ST SGT.
AUSTIN J. CHAPMAN
U.S.A.
 
Note: Section 8, Row 1, Position 8
 
Burial:
Gettysburg National Cemetery
Gettysburg
Adams County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section 8, Site #30
 
Maintained by: Karl Stelly
Originally Created by: pat callahan
Record added: May 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36835899
1SGT Austin John Chapman
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1SGT Austin John Chapman
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1st Sergeant, 3rd United States Infantry
- Karl Stelly
 Added: Nov. 22, 2014
Seal of the State of Pennsylvania
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 Added: Nov. 21, 2014
Flag of the State of Pennsylvania
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 Added: Nov. 20, 2014
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