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Civil War Soldiers - Chapman

Chapman, George H., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Massachusetts, and at the time of the outbreak of the Civil war was employed in the office of the clerk of the lower house of Congress, in Washington. He was appointed major in the 3d Ind. cavalry, Nov. 2, 1861, and served with distinction throughout the war. He was promoted lieutenant-colonel, Oct. 25, 1862, colonel, March 12, 1863, and brigadier-general, July 21, 1864. He was brevetted major- general of volunteers March 13, 1865, and resigned from the army, Jan. 7, 1866. Gen. Chapman distinguished himself for gallantry on numerous occasions during the war, his brevet of major-general being awarded for meritorious conduct at the battle of Winchester. He died June 17, 1882.

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

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