Manual, Army Regulations For 1857- Id’d To A Gettysburg KIA Officer

Identified to 2nd Lieutenant Orrin Chapman, 6th Wisconsin Infantry, killed in the first day of the battle at the railroad cut.

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REGULATIONS FOR THE ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES, 1857.  NEW YORK: HARPER & BROTHERS, PUBLISHERS.  Hard black cloth covers, 457 pages with Appendix of21 pages,

Signed on the inner fly leaf, “Orrin Chapman,” done in pencil.

Orrin D. Chapman enlisted as a corporal on 4 /22 / 1861 into Co. “C” 6th Wisconsin Infantry.  He was promoted to sergeant and later 2nd Lt. prior to his death.  Taken from the unit history, “Orrin Chapman was killed at the railroad cut. He was in command of Company C. He had but lately been commissioned. He was always a faithful, obedient soldier, and as an officer brave and efficient.”

Chapman’s residence was Westfield, New York. How he ended up in Wisconsin, I have not yet determined. Of a five Orrin Chapman’s listed on the data base, only one was an officer. This Orrin was only one of two who were in Wisconsin units, and the only one who’s residence was listed other than the state he enlisted in. I have included the invoice for this book, that was purchase (found within the book) that was sold in a book store in New York State in 1990.

Condition is good-very good, with light staining on cover, very light foxing on the flyleaves, and within the book. The most damage is on the upper spine with a small insect hole about 1/4 inch round and wear along the top of the spine.

A nice honest ID. to a Gettysburg KIA.

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Weight 1 lbs