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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1807

Vol. I

(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.

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