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Civil War Soldiers - Chapin

Chapin, Edward P., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in New York, about 1831, and entered the Union army from that state in 1861, being made captain in the 44th N. Y. volunteer infantry, Sept. 6, 1861. He was promoted major, Jan. 2, 1862, and lieutenant-colonel July 4, 1862, resigning on that day, to organize a new regiment. In the fall of 1862, this regiment, the 116th N. Y. volunteers, was mustered in, and Gen. Chapin became colonel, Sept. 5, 1862. He then went with his regiment through a number of engagements, and was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers May 27, 1863. He was killed the same day, while fighting heroically at Port Hudson, La.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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