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 of America
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank Corporal
Unit Company A, 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.


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.

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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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