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LTC William Chapman

LTC William Chapman

Birth
Madison County, Virginia, USA
Death 6 Sep 1929 (aged 89)
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Bloomfield, Stoddard County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 19929 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Army Officer. Born on April 17, 1840, in Luray, Virginia, at the start of the Civil War, he attended the University of Virginia, when he volunteered for military service. He joined the Confederate Dixie Artillery attached to General James Longstreet’s division, fought in the first Battle of Bull Run and the Peninsular Campaign. By the time of the second Battle of Bull Run in August 1862, he was a Captain in command of an artillery battery. After a period of service as a conscript officer, he joined Colonel John Singleton Mosby’s 43rd Virginia Cavalry unit. As a Lieutenant Colonel, he was Colonel Mosby's trusted second in command and fought in large battles as well as raiding in the areas of northern Virginia controlled by Union forces. After the war, he had a career working for the U.S. Government first as a railway postal clerk and then as a revenue agent for the Internal Revenue Service. He died on September 6, 1929, at age of 89 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 29 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19929
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for LTC William Chapman (17 Apr 1840–6 Sep 1929), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19929, citing Bloomfield Cemetery, Bloomfield, Stoddard County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .