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Pvt Edward Chamberlain
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Birth: 1841
Death: May 12, 1864

26th Michigan Company H, Edward Chamberlain of Williamston, Ingham County, had enlisted on October 22, 1863, at the age of 22 and was killed in action at Spotsylvania on May 12, 1864. (His brother-in-law, Sgt. Chauncey Jones Butler, was also mortally wounded). His brother, Corporal George S. Chamberlain enlisted at Locke on August 14, 1862, at the age of 24. He had married Millicent Clark on February 8, 1862, and named his first son, Edward, after his brother on April 22nd, having eight more children after the war. George would later have listed in the Ingham County Biographical Sketches the following tribute:

We'll never forget the 12th of May, That fearful bloody battle day, When scores of brave men fought and bled, And fell, the living and the dead, ‘Till ranks were thinned to half and more, And all the field was wet with gore.

Among the prized trophies of the Civil War that Cpl. George Chamberlain kept in his possession was his regulation forage cap worn during the Battle of Spotsylvania when it was pierced by a Rebel bullet, the ball just grazing the scalp. George mustered out at Alexandria on June 4, 1865, and died on February 20, 1920, buried in the Rowley Cemetery at Webberville. Orlando and Simeon Chamberlain also served in the 26th Michigan 
 
Burial:
Fredericksburg National Cemetery
Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Unknown: either on Spotsyvania Battlefield or reinterred at Fredericksburg
 
Maintained by: Sandy Vandertol
Originally Created by: Mr. Overmyer
Record added: Mar 04, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49081339
Pvt Edward Chamberlain
Added by: Jocelyn
 
Pvt Edward Chamberlain
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Added by: Frederich Otto (Inactive)
 
 
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- Catherine Clemens Sevenau
 Added: May. 5, 2013
Fought at Mine Run, Wilderness, Po River, Spotsylvania
- Mr. Overmyer
 Added: Mar. 4, 2010
 
 
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