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Stephen E Chandler

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Buried at  Lakewood Cemetery
Years of service  1861 - 1865
Name  Stephen Chandler
Rank  Quartermaster sergeant
Awards  Medal of Honor

Born  November 20, 1841 Battle Creek, Michigan (1841-11-20)
Allegiance  United States of America
Battles/wars  Battle of Amelia Springs
Died  February 1, 1919, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Place of burial  Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Battles and wars  Battle of Amelia Springs
Service/branch  United States Army

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.

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Biography

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

Medal of Honor citation

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.

References

Stephen E. Chandler Wikipedia


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