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