Pvt Chambers O. Fair

Pvt Chambers O. Fair

Birth
Cowansville, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Nov 1862 (aged 19–20)
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Burial Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Plot 3968
Memorial ID 42082475 · View Source
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Son of Mary Christman

Pvt. B Co.139th PA Infantry. Aged 20 years. Chambers died as a result of wounds sustained Sep. 17, 1862 during the Battle of Antietam. There were 23 thousand casualties in the Battle of Antietam.

The Union loss was 2,108 killed, 9,549 wounded and 753 captured or missing. According to Confederate reports Lee's army lost 1,512 killed, 7,816 wounded and 1,844 captured or missing, a much greater loss in proportion to the number of troops engaged than that inflicted on the Federal forces. Both sides claimed a victory and the engagement might well be designated as a drawn battle. The 18th was spent by both armies in resting the tired troops and in caring for the dead and wounded McClellan's intention was to renew the fight on the 19th, but when the sun rose that morning it was discovered that the enemy had evacuated his position during the night, crossed the Potomac at a ford some distance below the Shepherdstown road, and retired into Virginia. Lee's, invasion of Maryland was ended.

A VETERAN - whether active duty, discharged, retired, reserve or passed away - is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of up to, and including their life. Thank You for your Service to our Country. May God Bless You

Only Veterans Know This Truth ~ "God and the Soldier, all men adore, in time of danger and not before. When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted." ~ Rest in Peace brave warrior, and Thank you,

It's the Soldier who has given us the freedom of the press... It's the Soldier, who has given us the freedom of speech... It's the Soldier that ensures our right to Life, Liberty & the Pursuit of Happiness... It's the Soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag & whose coffin is draped by the flag.

"Not for fame or reward, not for place or for rank, not lured by ambition or goaded by necessity, but in simple obedience to duty as they understood it. They suffered all, sacrificed all, dared all, and died."

I am bound to them, though I cannot see their eyes or hear their voices. I honor their history. I cherish their lives. I will tell their story. I will remember them.
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  • Maintained by: Jerry Fair
  • Originally Created by: BIRDMAN
  • Added: 17 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 42082475
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Chambers O. Fair (1842–14 Nov 1862), Find a Grave Memorial no. 42082475, citing Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, Washington County, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Jerry Fair (contributor 47065935) .