Chester S. Furman

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Chester S. Furman
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Born (1842-02-14)February 14, 1842
Edgar County, Illinois
Died July 22, 1910(1910-07-22) (aged 68)
Place of burial Columbia, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Rank Corporal
Unit 6th Pennsylvania Reserves
US Army Signal Corps
Battles/wars Battle of Gettysburg
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Chester S. Furman (February 14, 1842 – July 22, 1910) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.

Biography[edit]

Furman joined the 6th Pennsylvania Reserves in July 1861 and was transferred to the US Army Signal Corps in October 1863. [1] He received the Medal of Honor on August 3, 1897 for his actions on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

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Was 1 of 6 volunteers who charged upon a log house near Devil's Den, where a squad of the enemy's sharpshooters were sheltered, and compelled their surrender.[2]

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