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John F Chase

  • Rank: Private (Highest Rank: Captain)
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    5th Battery,
    Maine Light Artillery
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: May 3, 1863
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Chancellorsville, Virginia, USA
Nearly all the officers and men of the battery having been killed or wounded, this soldier with a comrade continued to fire his gun after the guns had ceased. The piece was then dragged off by the two, the horses having been shot, and its capture by the enemy was prevented.
Medal of Honor Recipient John F. Chase
Medal of Honor Recipient John F. Chase
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Augusta, Kennebec County, Maine
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: February 7, 1888
  • Born: April 23, 1843, Chelsea, Kennebec County, ME, United States
  • Died: November 28, 1914, St. Petersburg, FL, United States
  • Buried: St. Bartholomew Cemetery (MH), St. Petersburg, FL, United States
  • Location of Medal: Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park (1904 design), Fredericksburg, VA

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