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Re: Col. Daniel Chaplin-Maine
Posted by: Rose Wolford Date: August 23, 2001 at 15:00:21
In Reply to: Col. Daniel Chaplin-Maine by Dale Mower of 633

19. Colonel Daniel (7) Chaplin (Benjamin (6); John (5); Lt John (4); John (3); Joseph (2); Hugh}
born in Red Bank, New Brunswick, 22 Jan 1820, moved with his father's family to Bridton, Maine, when he was about three years of age. There he lived until he was about twenty-one, when he became a clerk for Thurston and Metcalf, ship chandlers, of Bangor.
When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted as a private in Co F of the Second Maine Regiment. He was chosen captain of the company 28 May 1861, and was promoted to the rank of Major, 13 September of that year. On 11 July 1862, he was appointed colonel of the Eighteenth Maine Regiment, which became in January 1863, the First Maine Heavy Artillery. He continued in command until struck down by the bullet of a sharpshooter at Deep Bottom, Virginia, 16 August 1864*. He died four days later at Turner's Lane USArmy general hospital, Philadelphia, was was buried in Mt Hope Cemetery, Bangor. Colonel Chaplin was honored by General Order # 67, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, 16 July, 1867, which appointed him to be a Brigadier General by Brevet, in the Volunteer Army of the United States, for gallant and meritorious services at the Battle of Deep Bottom, Virginia, to date from 17 August 1864. The same General Order appointed him Major General by Brevet, as of the same date.
In the HISTORY OF THE FIRST MAINE HEAVY ARTILLERY appears this tribute to him: "He was born a soldier, attractive and magnetic in person, a fine horseman with commanding presence. He gave to his officera a royal friendship, to his soldiers a fatherly care, and to all a considerate appreciation of merit, wherever found. He was brave almost to recklessness, but modest withal"**
On 28 June 1846, he had married in Glenburn, Susan Davis Gibbs, born 22 August 1822 in Glenburn, daughter of Elisha and Martha (Hasey) Gibbs. She died 25 May 1905 in Bangor, aged 82 years.
Winfield Scott (8) b 22 Aug 1847 in Glenburn
Martha Gibbs b in July 1849 in Glenburn; d 25 Aug 1850
Wingate Elisha Gibbs b 2 June 1851 in Bangor
Daniel Amory b 17 June 1854; d 2 Oct 1861
Hugh Ross b 24 Nov 1858 in Bangor d 22 Sept 1935
Amory Battles b 2 Aug 1863 in Bangor d 17 Jan 1934 in Bangor

There's much much more; however this should get you off to a nice start.


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