John Chapman (soldier)

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John Chapman
Born (1844-02-10)February 10, 1844
Strasbourg, France
Died September 30, 1905(1905-09-30) (aged 61)
San Francisco, California
Buried Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch US Army
US Navy
Years of service 1864–1865 (Army)
1865–1868 (Navy)
Rank Private (Army)
Fireman Second Class
Unit Maine 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.[1][2][3]


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.

Medal of Honor citation[edit]

Captured the enemies flag at a battle in Sailors Creek Va.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Civil War (A-L) Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "John Chapman". Retrieved 30 November 2013. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Army Medal of Honor Recipients". Retrieved 30 November 2013.