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Civil War Soldiers - Champlin
|Champlin, Stephen G.,
brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Kingston, N. Y., July 1,
1827, was educated in the common schools and at Rhinebeck academy, N.
Y., studied law, and was admitted to the bar of New York at Albany in
1850. He removed to Grand Rapids, Mich., in 1853, became judge of the
recorder's court and prosecuting attorney there, and in 1861 entered
the Union service as major in the 3d Mich. infantry. He became its
colonel in Oct., 1861, and fought at Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Groveton
and Antietam. At Fair Oaks, June 1, 1862, he received a severe wound
which prevented him seeing active service upon receiving promotion to
the rank of brigadier-general of volunteers Nov. 29, 1862, and he was
placed on detached duty in command of the recruiting station at Grand
Rapids. He died there, in the service, as the result of his wound,
Jan. 24, 1864.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908