Stephen E. Chandler

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Stephen E. Chandler
Born (1841-11-20)November 20, 1841
Battle Creek, Michigan
Died February 1, 1919(1919-02-01) (aged 77)
Minneapolis, Michigan
Buried at Lakewood Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1861 - 1865
Rank Quartermaster Sergeant
Unit New York 24th New York Volunteer Cavalry
Battles/wars Battle of Amelia Springs
Awards Medal of Honor

Stephen Edwin Chandler (November 20, 1841 to February 1, 1919) was an American soldier who fought in the American Civil War. Chandler received the country's highest award for bravery during combat, the Medal of Honor, for his action at Amelia Springs, Virginia on 5 April 1865. He was honored with the award on 4 April 1898.[1][2][3]

Biography[edit]

Chandler was born in Battle Creek, Michigan on November 20, 1841. He initially enlisted with the 24th New York Infantry in May 1861, and mustered out with this regiment in May 1863. [4] He joined the 24th New York Cavalry in October 1863, and was quickly promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant. [5] After being transferred to the 1st New York Provisional Cavalry in June 1865, he mustered out again the following month. [6] Chandler died on February 1, 1919 and his remains are interred at the Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Under severe fire of the enemy and of the troops in retreat, went between the lines to the assistance of a wounded and helpless comrade, and rescued him from death or capture.[1][2][3]

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