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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

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