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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