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Stephen Edwin Chandler

  • Rank: Quartermaster Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company A,
    24th New York Cavalry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: April 5, 1865
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Amelia Springs, Virginia, USA
Under severe fire of the enemy and of the troops in retreat, Chandler went between the lines to the assistance of a wounded and helpless comrade, and rescued him from death or capture.
Medal of Honor Recipient Stephen E. Chandler
Medal of Honor Recipient Stephen E. Chandler
Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Grandby, Oswego County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: No
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 4, 1898
  • Born: November 20, 1841, Convis, Calhoun County, MI, United States
  • Died: February 1, 1919, Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • Buried: Lakewood Cemetery (PM) (6-100) , Minneapolis, MN, United States

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