[image ALT: Much of my site will be useless to you if you've got the images turned off!]
mail:
Bill Thayer

[image ALT: Cliccare qui per una pagina di aiuto in Italiano.]
Italiano

[Link to a series of help pages]
Help
[Link to the next level up]
Up
[Link to my homepage]
Home

This site is not affiliated with the US Military Academy.

[decorative delimiter]
USMA
Home

 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1807

Vol. I
p78
29

(Born Ct.)

Samuel Champlin

(Ap'd Ct.)

Military History. — Cadet of the Military Academy, Oct. 9, 1806, to Dec. 9, 1807, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., Reg. of Artillerists, Dec. 9, 1807.

Served: in garrison at Atlantic posts, 1807‑11; in Pay Department,

(District Paymaster, June 14, 1811)

(First Lieut., Reg. of Artillerists, Oct. 31, 1811)

1811‑12; and in the War of 1812‑15 with Great Britain, as Military Agent and Agent of Fortifications, 1812, at Charleston, S. C., — and as Chief Quartermaster of the Southern Division of the Army, commanded

(Major, Staff — Dep. Quartermaster-Gen., Mar. 18, 1813)

(Transferred to Corps of Artillery, May 12, 1814)

by Major-General T. Pinckney, 1813‑15. Provisionally retained as Dep. Quartermaster-Gen., as provided by law of Mar. 3, 1815, until he was

Disbanded, May 21, 1816.

Civil History. — After being disbanded from the U. S. Army, he joined McGregor's Expedition against Florida, as Colonel and Chief of Artillery, and was engaged in the Capture of Amelia Island, Fla., July 30, 1817. Captain of "Magazine Guard," at Charleston, S. C., 1830‑32. United States Inspector of Customs and Boarding Officer at Charleston, S. C., 1833‑61.

Died, Feb. 10, 1863, at Charleston, S. C.: Aged 80.


[image ALT: Valid HTML 4.01.]

Page updated: 8 Jul 13