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Stephen Gardner Champlin
Birth: Jul. 1, 1827
Kingston
Ulster County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1864
Grand Rapids
Ontonagon County
Michigan, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. A pre-War lawyer and Kent County, Michigan prosecuting attorney, he entered the Union Army with the commission of Major in the 3rd Michigan Volunteer Infantry on June 10, 1861. Promoted to Colonel and commander of the regiment on October 28, 1861, he led his troops through the 1862 Peninsular Campaign, and was severely wounded in action at the May 31, 1862 Battle of Fair Oaks, Virginia. He returned to the field in August 1862 during the 2nd Bull Run Campaign, but his wound had not healed enough and ruptured. He returned to his home of Grand Rapids, Michigan to recover, and was promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers on November 29, 1862. Placed in charge of the Draft Depot military recruitment and mustering office in Grand Rapids, his wound continued to weaken him, and he eventually died of its effects in January 1864. 
 
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  Mary E Smead Champlin (1832 - 1910)*
 
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Cause of death: Casualty of war
 
Burial:
Fulton Street Cemetery
Grand Rapids
Kent County
Michigan, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 13, 2001
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Stephen Gardner Champlin
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- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Jan. 24, 2015

- Crystal Lane
 Added: May. 10, 2013
Rest In Peace, Sir.
- Kathie L. Webb Blair
 Added: Apr. 22, 2013
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