Lieut. Abiel Chandler, Adjutant 1st New Hampshire Continental Line and 5th Continental Infantry
Abiel Chandler was born June 27, 1742 Andover, Massachusetts. He was the son of Abiel, Sr. and Rebecca (Abbott) Chandler.
Abiel Chandler was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Colonel John Stark’s 1st New Hampshire Regiment on April 23, 1775. He also served as Adjutant. His residence is given as Concord, New Hampshire. On January 1, 1776, Second Lieutenant Chandler was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the 5th Continental Infantry (the temporary designation for the First Regiment, New Hampshire Continental Line). He continue to serve as Adjutant.
On August 27, 1776, Second Lieutenant Chandler was killed in action at the Battle of Long Island.
Sources: Francis B. Heitman, Historical Register of Officers of the Continental Army, (Baltimore, 1914), 150; Frederic Kidder, History of the First New Hampshire Regiment in the War of the Revolution (Albany, 1868), 9-10; Selected Wartime Service Records of Second Lieutenant Abiel Chandler.