★  Chapman, George Henry

George Henry Chapman


Born: November 22, 1832

Birthplace: Holland, Massachusetts

Father: Jacob Page Chapman 1797 –

Mother: Pauline Fairbanks 1801 – 1870

Hannah Gilman Chapman 1838 – 1912
(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana)​


George H. Chapman 1867 –​
Lawrence G. Chapman 1869 –​
Maurice Morris Chapman 1870 –​
Page Chapman 1872 – 1947​
Victor Chapman 1874 – 1881​
Marvin Chapman 1880 –​

Occupation before War:

1847 – 1850: Served in the United States Navy, rising to Midshipman​
Mercantile Businessman in Indianapolis, Indiana​
Editor and Publisher of Indiana Republican Newspaper
1860 – 1861: Assistant Clerk in United States House of Representatives​

Civil War Career:
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1861 – 1862: Major of 3rd​ Indiana Cavalry Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Lt. Colonel in the Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Participated in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863 – 1864: Colonel in the Union Army, Volunteers​
1863: Cavalry Brigade Commander, Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1864: Participated in the Virginia Valley Campaign​
1864 – 1866: Brigadier General in Union Army, Volunteers​
1864: Wounded during the Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia​
1865: Cavalry Brigade Commander at Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
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1865: Cavalry Commander in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia​
1865: Cavalry Commander in Washington, D.C.​
1865 – 1866: Served on Several Court Martial Boards​
1866: Resigned from the Union Army Volunteers on January 7th​

Occupation after War:

Marion County, Indiana Criminal Court Judge​
Receiver for two Railroad Companies​
Indiana State Senator​

Died: June 16, 1882

Place of Death: Indianapolis, Indiana

Age at time of Death: 49 years old

Cause of Death: Aneurysm of the Aorta

Burial Place: Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana
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