Pvt. USA James M. Chapman

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Pvt. USA James M. Chapman

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Monroe County, KY, United States
Death:
Place of Burial: Rockbridge, Monroe County, KY, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Elizabeth Chapman
Brother of Cpl. Hiram Kasie Chapman, USA and Pvt. Andrew Waupin Chapman, USA

Occupation: Co. K, 5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry
Managed by: Jeffrey Edwards Cohen
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About Pvt. USA James M. Chapman

James M Chapman was the son of Robert T Chapman and Nancy M 'Crews' Chapman. In 1857 he married Elizabeth Strode the daughter of William Strode, Jr. and Elizabeth 'Mahan' Strode. Their son James Hiram was born in 1859 and daughter Nancy M in 1861.

On October 3rd, 1861 James along with his two brothers Hiram Kasie and Andrew Waupin joined for service with Company K of the 5th Regiment Kentucky Cavalry - a regiment in the Kentucky Mounted Militia. He was mustered-in a Private, to the U.S. Army on March 31, 1862 in Gallatin, Tennessee. He owned his horse which was valued at $85.00 He was present with the Company until he was captured along with his horse and horse equipment on August 21, 1862 at Gallatin, Tenn. in action with the troops of John Hunt Morgan. Also captured at the same time were his two brothers and his brother-in-law 1st Lt. James 'Kink' Strode. James was paroled and absent from the Company until he showed on the rolls again for January and February, 1863.(Leaving behind a pregnant Elizabeth who gave birth to Elizabeth Y. in August of 1863) He is shown on the rolls from January 1863 till the Regiment was Mustered-out so it is likely that he was with the company in the actions in and around Tennessee - the battles on the road to Atlanta - with Sherman on the 'March to the Sea' and Savannah and then with Sherman during the Carolina's Campaign. Battles there included Monroe's Crossroads and Bentonville and veteran soldiers of the Fifth Kentucky by then part of the Third Kentucky are reported to have been present when General Johnston surrendered his army to Sherman at Bennett Place on April 26, 1865. James Chapman was Mustered-out with the Regiment in Louisville, Ky. on May 3, 1865

He returned home and he and Elizabeth had two more daughters Eisaphena and Parthena born 1867. Elizabeth 'Strode' Chapman died in 1880

Chapman, James M. BATTLE UNIT NAME: 5th Regiment, Kentucky Cavalry SIDE: Union COMPANY: K SOLDIER'S RANK IN: Private SOLDIER'S RANK OUT: Private ALTERNATE NAME: FILM NUMBER: M386 ROLL 5 PLAQUE NUMBER: NOTES: none

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Pvt. USA James M. Chapman's Timeline

1835
June 1835
Monroe County, KY, United States
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Rockbridge, Monroe County, KY, United States