CHASE, JOHN F. - Medal of Honor Recipient


Rank and organization:   Private, 5th Battery, Maine Light Artillery.
Place and date:   At Chancellorsville, Va., 3 May 1863.

Entered service at:   Augusta, Maine.

Birth:   Chelsea, Maine.

Date of issue:   7 February 1888.

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.

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)