Chester S. Furman
|Chester S. Furman|
February 14, 1842|
Edgar County, Illinois
|Died||July 22, 1910(aged 68)|
|Place of burial||Columbia, Pennsylvania|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch|| United States Army
|Unit||6th Pennsylvania Reserves
US Army Signal Corps
|Battles/wars||Battle of Gettysburg|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Furman joined the 6th Pennsylvania Reserves in July 1861 and was transferred to the US Army Signal Corps in October 1863.  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
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.