Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1838, Massachusetts.
Accredited to: Massachusetts. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats
and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Cool and courageous
although he had just come off the sick list, Chandler rendered gallant
service throughout the prolonged action as his ship maintained accurate
fire against Fort Morgan and ships of the Confederacy despite extremely
heavy return fire. He participated in the actions at Forts Jackson and
St. Philip, with the Chalmette batteries, at the surrender of New Orleans
and in the attacks on batteries below Vicksburg.
This data was extracted from the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, U.S. Senate, Medal of Honor Recipients: 1863-1973 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1973)