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Charles E. Belknap
Birth: Oct. 17, 1846
Massena
St. Lawrence County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 16, 1929
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA

Captain Belknap joined Co. H of the 21st Michigan Inf., as a private on September 12, 1862. He was 15 years old when he joined. He became a Captain two years later at the age of seventeen. He fought at the battle of Chickamauga, where today there stands a monument to him. He was wounded four times. In 1864 he was the Chief of Scouts, of the left wing of General Sherman's Army on the march to the sea. He was mustered out June 8, 1865 in Washington, D.C. He received the rank of Lt. Col. Brevet. After the war he was appointed historian of the Army of the Cumberland and served for twelve years. He also authored two books, was mayor of Grand Rapids, MI and served as a Congressman in Washington, D.C. 
 
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  Chloe M. Caswell Belknap (1849 - 1902)*
 
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Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block E, Lot 61W, Space 7
 
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Record added: Mar 02, 2001
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Charles E. Belknap
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