“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Seiling in Dewey County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)

Amos Chapman

Amos Chapman Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 12, 2003
1. Amos Chapman Marker
Sign is near the entrance to Brumfield Cemetery.
Inscription.  Famous Civilian Indian Scout for the U.S. Army, was born in 1839 and died in 1925. He was one of the five survivors of the 1874 Buffalo Wallow Fight, and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for his efforts. Chapman married a Cheyenne woman named Mary Longneck, the daughter of Chief Stone.
Erected by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Native AmericansWars, US Indian. In addition, it is included in the Medal of Honor Recipients, and the Oklahoma Historical Society series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1839.
Location. 36° 9.636′ N, 98° 56.322′ W. Marker is in Seiling, Oklahoma, in Dewey County. Marker is on N2280 Road, 0.2 miles south of U.S. 270, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Seiling OK 73663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Regarding Amos Chapman. Medal of Honor Citation:
Rank: Scout (Civilian). Born: 15 May 1839, Kalamazoo, Mich. Organization: 6th U.S. Cavalry. Place: Washita River, Texas. Date: 12 September
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1874. Issue date: 4 November 1874. Citation: Gallantry in action.

(In 1916, the general review of all Medals of Honor deemed 900 unwarranted. This recipient was one of them. In June 1989, the U.S. Army Board of Correction of Records restored the medal to this recipient.)
Amos Chapman Gravesite image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, October 12, 2003
2. Amos Chapman Gravesite
Brumfield Cemetery, Section C, Lot 132
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 26, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 895 times since then and 137 times this year. Last updated on January 2, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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