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Daniel Chaplin
Birth: Jan. 22, 1820
Red Bank
Northumberland County
New Brunswick, Canada
Death: Aug. 20, 1864
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. He entered the Union Army on May 28, 1861, when he was commissioned as Captain and commander of Company F, 2nd Maine Volunteer Infantry. Promoted to Major of the regiment on September 14, 1861, he served in that duty until July 11, 1862. On that day he was commissioned as Colonel, and was transferred to command the 18th Maine Volunteer Infantry. On December 19, 1862 the unit's designation was changed to the 1st Maine Volunteer Heavy Artillery, and Colonel Chaplin led it up to the August 17, 1864 Battle of Deep Bottom, Virginia, where he received a mortal wound. After lingering for three days, he died of those wounds in a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania hospital. He was posthumously given the brevet promotions to Brigadier General and Major General, US Volunteers "for gallant and meritorious services at the Battle of Deep Bottom, Va.", with the dates of the brevets back dated to the day of his mortal wounding. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Susan Davis Gibbs Chaplin (1822 - 1905)*
 
 Children:
  Winfield Scott Chaplin (1847 - 1918)*
  Martha Gibbs Chaplin (1849 - 1850)*
  Wingate Elisha Gibbs Chaplin (1851 - 1907)*
  Daniel Amory Chaplin (1854 - 1861)*
  Hugh Ross Chaplin (1858 - 1935)*
  Amory Battles Chaplin (1863 - 1934)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Hope Cemetery
Bangor
Penobscot County
Maine, USA
Plot: Corporation Grounds, Lot 890
 
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Record added: Dec 22, 2000
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- Bunny
 Added: Jan. 22, 2016
Rest in peace, General. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. God bless you for your gallant stand in defense of our Union against those who would have destroyed it.
- Sharon
 Added: Aug. 20, 2015

- J Spencer
 Added: Feb. 19, 2015
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