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James Chaplin Beecher
Birth: Jan. 8, 1828
Boston
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1886
Elmira
Chemung County
New York, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. The son of 19th Century religious leader Lyman Beecher, brother of famed abolitionist minister Henry Ward Beecher and abolitionist author Harriet Beecher Stowe, he was a Congregationalist minister himself, graduating from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire in 1848. When the Civil War began he offered his services to the Union, and was commissioned as Chaplain of the 67th New York Volunteer Infantry. He would then move from the military pulpit to active combat command, being commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the 141st New York Volunteer Infantry. Later, he transferred to the 35th United States Colored Infantry, becoming its Colonel and commander. On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers for "faithful and meritorious services". 
 
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 Parents:
  Lyman Beecher (1775 - 1863)
 
 Siblings:
  Catharine Esther Beecher (1800 - 1878)*
  William Henry Beecher (1802 - 1889)*
  Edward Beecher (1803 - 1895)*
  Mary Foote Beecher Perkins (1805 - 1900)*
  Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (1811 - 1896)*
  Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)*
  Charles Beecher (1815 - 1900)*
  Isabella Beecher Hooker (1822 - 1907)*
  Thomas Kinnicut Beecher (1824 - 1900)*
  James Chaplin Beecher (1828 - 1886)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Elmira
Chemung County
New York, USA
Plot: Section H, Lot 101
 
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Record added: Dec 20, 2008
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- Bunny
 Added: Aug. 25, 2016
"Rev. James C Beecher, a brother to Henry Ward Beecher, committed suicide at Elmira, NY, last Wednesday by shooting himself with a pistol. He had been of unsound mind for several years." The Progressive Farmer, 8 Sep 1886, page 4.
- Suzannah McCuen
 Added: May. 23, 2016

- FRIENDS OF ELMIRA CIVIL WAR PRISON CAMP
 Added: Mar. 3, 2016
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