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CHASE, JOHN

chase john

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.

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Service

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Division

U.S. Army Private (highest rank: Captain) 5th Battery, Maine Light Artillery

Conflict

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born

Civil War 1863 Chelsea, Maine

Citation

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.