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5th Connecticut Infantry (USA)
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Name: Henry A ChapmanRank: Private Company: H

Henry A. Chapman, Civil War veteran, who filed for an invalid Pension in Maryland for his service in Co. H, 5th Connecticut Infantry; he filed application 1193603 in Maryland in 1897; his widow, Sarah A. Chapman, filed for a widow's benefit, in July 1906, in Maryland, application 852340. Civil War History of Disability dated 2/10/1904 has Co. H, 5th Connecticut Infantry; I incurred on or about July 1865 near Lookout Mountain under the following circumstances to wit: I was sick just before the battle of Lookout Mountain, was left behind by my regiment at the time. I was sick in the Hospital with attacks of rheumatism. Sometimes I would get better and then the attacks would get worse. Prior to the battle of Lookout Mountain. I had been detailed as a pioneer with Gen. Sherman, with whom I went helping to build roads and bridges through damp swamps and marshes of Georgia, South Carolina and other such places invaded at that time by Gen Sherman. I was continually subjected to work in water in about such damp places, the result of which was that I was thrown into the hospital with rheumatism as above stated. After coming out of the hospital I again joined my regiment after the battle of Lookout Mountain. I have been treated, on and off for rheumatism form that time to the present.

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