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 James Chaplin Beecher

James Chaplin Beecher

Birth
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Aug 1886 (aged 58)
Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Burial Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA
Plot Section H, Lot 101
Memorial ID 32299749 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 20 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32299749
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Chaplin Beecher (8 Jan 1828–25 Aug 1886), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32299749, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .