Chapman, Orvill H.

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Orvill Chapman was born in Rensselaerville, NY on May 12, 1843, a son of Peter Chapman and Fanny Bogart

Marriage & Children

He married Jennie Gowey who was born in 1841 at about 1871 and lived in Rensselaer County. They had 1 child according to the 1900 census for West Sand Lake in Rensselaer County.

Military Service

Alias: Charles Chapman
Residence: Rensselaerville
Place of Birth: Rensselaerville
Date of Birth: 12 May 1845
Names of Parents: Peter (Chapman) and Fanny Bogart
Marital Status: Single
Occupation: Farmer
Term of Enlistment: 3 years
Bounty Received: None
Enlistment Date: 20 Sept 1862
Enlistment Place: Buffalo,NY
Enlistment Rank: Private
State Served: New York
Regiment: 151st Infantry
Company: Company K
Discharged for disability: 18 January 1864
Discharged at: Convalescent Camp, VA
Additional Remarks: Enlisted at the age of 19 to serve 3 years.

Born Rensselaerville, NY, Age 19, Boatman, Gray eyes, Light hair, Light complexion, 5'4" tall.[1]

Sources Used: 1850 and 1860 census of Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War;Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York, regimental rosters.


Charles died on May 17, 1921 at Troy, NY[2]He was buried that the Bloomingrove Cemetery at North Greenbush, NY. No date of death was given for Jennie, but the records for that cemetery include her name.


Additional Research Notes

Additional Media

Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War


  1. NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Military databases
  2. Civil War Pension Records @