Gen Henry Champion


Gen Henry Champion Veteran

Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, USA
13 Jul 1836 (aged 85)
Colchester, New London County, Connecticut, USA
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The patriotism of General Champion early led him to join the army of the Revolution. He was a brave and efficient subaltern officer at the battle of Bunker Hill. He shared in the perilous retreat of the American troops from Long Island. He rendered essential services under Kosciusko in constructing the defences at West Point. He led the first battalion of Connecticut Light Infantry at the capture of Stony Point. Subsequently he filled many offices of honor and trust in his native State. By his talents and influence he promoted the welfare of the community where he resided. He died cheered by the hope and sustained by the promises of the Gospel, leaving a memory respected by his friends, cherished by his family and honorable to the place of his birth.

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Gen. Champion fought at the Battle of Bunker Hill and the Battle of Long Island. The towns of Champion, New York, and Champion, Ohio, are named after him.