Tuesday, June 03, 2014

William F. Chapple & "Curly".

W. F. Chapple, Co. f.
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William F. Chapple.
Birth 1832-1835.
Death: Unknown.
Father: Samuel Chapple.
Mother: Sarah Dismore Chapple.
Wife: Rebecca F. Cowley Chapple.
Married August 1, 1875.
Children: Non found.
Burial: Unknown.
Received pension May 17, 1879.
In 1880 was a Police Officer.
Authors note. research the above names again before stating as fact.
Massachusetts Eight Infantry Co. I., Three Month Service. 

William F. Chapple, Private; Residence Salem; Age 35; Enlisted April 15, 1861; Mustered in April 30, 1861; Mustered out August 1, 1861.

Massachusetts Twenty-Third Infantry Co. F., Three Years Service.

William F. Chapple, Private; Residence Salem; Police Officer; Age 35; Enlisted October 4, 1861; Mustered in December 4, 1861; Mustered out October 13, 1864; Corporal.

Regimental History, p. 31-32.

Morning found us with bright sky and fairly smooth sea, meekly following the Hussar in a similar, though more scattered, column, to that in the bay. Some of the boys found the motion too frisky, but the right wing of the 23rd was too web-footed to suffer long and we thought ourselves pretty fairly settled down to enjoy u sea-life. Towards dark a fresh gale from the southwest arose and so hindered us that it was decided to cast off the hawser.

All hands, but enough to work ship, were ordered below, and, then, as we stood off and on, ensued scenes which, though not without their laughable side, may perhaps best be left to the memories of the participants.  One of these was provided by Commissary Chappie's spaniel as " sick as a dog " in her master's bunk. " Curly," the pet of Company 'F', if not of the regiment, was conspicuous with her red blanket on the march through Boston and New York. Her pups, born on the eve of the battle at Roanoke Island, were in great demand as souvenirs of that affair.

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