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Samuel Emery Chamberlain
Birth: Nov. 27, 1829
Center Harbor
Belknap County
New Hampshire, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1908
Worcester
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in New Hampshire and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, he traveled to Illinois in 1844, and enlisted in the 2nd Illinois Volunteer regiment when the Mexican War began. Transferring to the 1st United States Dragoon regiment of the Regular Army after reaching Texas, he fought in a number of skirmishes and battles during the war. He returned to Boston after the war, and became involved in the state militia. When the Civil War began he was a 2nd Lieutenant of Company C, 3rd Massachusetts Militia regiment. He was soon commissioned as an officer in the 1st Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry, and rose to Lieutenant Colonel of the unit. During the early part of the war he served as Chief of Staff to Union cavalry general William W. Averill, and later was named post commander of Camp Parole in Annapolis, Maryland. Brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on February 24, 1865, when the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry enlistments ended in June 1965 he was transferred to the all-African American 5th Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry, and was commissioned its Colonel and commander on June 26, 1865. After serving the next four months in the Mexican-American border in Texas, he was honorably mustered out at Clarksville, Texas on October 31, 1865. His post-war career entailed serving as state prison warden for Massachusetts and Connecticut, and he died in 1908. He had written memoirs of his service that were published in 1956 as "My Confession: the Recollections of a Rogue". (bio by: DMWV Graves Registry) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ephraim Chamberlain (1792 - 1836)
  Lydia Leonard Chamberlain (1786 - 1877)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Keith Chamberlain (1838 - 1910)*
 
 Sibling:
  Mehitable Bean Chamberlain Frost (1822 - 1871)*
  Samuel Emery Chamberlain (1829 - 1908)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Auburn Cemetery
Cambridge
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Plot: Glen Avenue, Lot 5631
 
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Originally Created by: DMWV Graves Registry
Record added: Oct 25, 2011
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