John Chapman (soldier)
February 10, 1844|
|Died||September 30, 1905
San Francisco, California
|Buried at||Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Years of service||1864 - 1865 (Army)
1865 - 1868 (Navy)
Fireman Second Class
|Unit||1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Sayler's Creek|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
John Chapman (born as Charles Felix Kauffman) (February 10, 1844 to September 30, 1905) was a French soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Chapman received the United States' highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action during the Battle of Sayler's Creek in Virginia on 6 April 1865. He was honored with the award on 10 May 1865.
Chapman was born in Strasbourg, France on 10 February 1844. He joined the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery from Limerick, Maine in October 1864, and was discharged in September 1865. He subsequently served in the US Navy from 1865 to 1868. Chapman died on 30 September 1905 and his remains are interred at the Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in South San Francisco, Central California.