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 William Henry Chapman

William Henry Chapman

Birth
Madison County, Virginia, USA
Death 6 Sep 1929 (aged 89)
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Plot Section:33 Lot:109 Grave:2
Memorial ID 10586622 · View Source
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William Henry Chapman
Dixie Artillery and John Singleton Mosby's 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry

Birth 17 Apr 1840, Madison Co., VA.
Death 13 Sep 1920, Greensboro, N.C.
Father William Allen Chapman
Mother Elizabeth Forrer

RECORD OF SERVICE: He was attending the University of Virginia when the war broke out and he enlisted in a company called the "Southern Guards." However, he returned to Page County after Governor John Letcher advised the "Southern Guards" to "go to their homes and help organize and drill companies for the defense of the state." On arriving home, he helped to drill both the Page Grays" (Co. H, 33rd Virginia Infantry and the , 10th Virginia Infantry.. He soon after joined with John Kaylor Booton and organized the Dixie Artillery of which Chapman was made lieutenant after enlisting on 21 Jun 1861. He was promoted to captain upon Booton's resignation in Oct 1861. Commanded the battery through the Seven Days Battles, 2nd Manassas, and Sharpsburg before being disbanded on 04 Oct 1862. Chapman was then reassigned as enrolling officer for Page County. However, as good firtune would have it, he enrolled in Mosby's 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry, became a company commander (Co. C) and eventually promoted to lieutenant colonel and second in command of the "Rangers." Paroled 22 Apr 1865 in Winchester: 5'10", dark complexion, hair and eyes.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
William Henry Chapman was 21 years of age the very day the Ordnance of Secession was adopted in Richmond. At the time, he was a student at the University of Virginia, and belonged to a company of students which was ordered to Harpers Ferry for active duty, but was soon disbanded by Virginia Governor John Letcher so that they could return to their homes and there recruit, drill and officer troops for the Southern Army. Chapman was elected lieutenant in theDixie Battery, which went from Page, his native county, then promoted to Captain until the consolidation of batteries in January, 1863. Still holding his artillery commission, he was assigned to duty as enrolling officer for Fauquier County. His official duties were often interrupted by the incursions of the enemy. This, however, afforded him an opportunity for mingling in more congenial scenes, and he often volunteered to go with Mosby on his raids.
After the war, he resided in Saint Louis, MO, serving with the U.S. Revenue Service, etc., finally moving to Greensboro, North Carolina where he died September 13th, 1929.

SOURCE: http://www.mosocco.com/companya.html



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  • Created by: Bev
  • Added: 8 Mar 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10586622
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry Chapman (17 Apr 1840–6 Sep 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10586622, citing Green Hill Cemetery, Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Bev (contributor 47588577) .