Item iw-glen-840 - Alaric B. Chapin's military papers

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Alaric B. Chapin's military papers

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GLEN glen-3115-iw-glen-840

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  • 1865-1925 (Creation)
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    Chapin, Alaric B.

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1 folder (18 p.)

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Chapin, Alaric B.

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Alaric B. Chapin, 1847-1924, was born in Oswegatchie, New York, USA. During the American Civil War he enlisted in the Union Army. During an attack on a Confederate fort in 1865, he voluntarily placed himself in an exposed position in order to cut holes in an enemy palisade. He was finally awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for this action in 1914. Following the war, he moved to Wisconsin, then to Minnesota. He married Mary Smith and had three sons and two daughters. One of the sons, O.S. Chapin, operated the Chapin Company, an automobile and tractor dealership in Calgary, Alberta. He died in Portland, Oregon. For further information see Randy Fletcher's article "Storming the ramparts : Oregonians display courage in the Civil War", Oregon Magazine, January 2009, available onine at http://oregonmag.com.

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  • General note: Consists of military papers of Alaric Chapin, an American who served in the American Civil War and was presented with a Congressional Medal of Honour (USA). His son settled in Calgary, Alberta in 1902.

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modified: 2008-10-30

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