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Champeau, Joseph L.
MILITARY SERVICE
Age: 19, credited to St. Albans, VT
Unit(s): 7th VT INF
Service: enl 1/19/62, m/i 2/12/62, Pvt, Co. F, 7th VT INF, reen 2/17/64, wdd, 3/29/65, dis/wds, 6/14/65

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VITALS
Birth: 09/17/1843, Quebec, Canada
Death: 10/18/1921

Burial: St. Joseph Cemetery, Keene, NH
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, application date 8/14/1865
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: VT
(State digraphs will show that this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldier's home)

Remarks: Died in Bennington Soldiers' Home (was inmate for 10 years)
DESCENDANTS

3rd Great Grandfather of Rory Kraft, Jr., York, PA

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BURIAL:
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St. Joseph Cemetery, Keene, NH

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Obituary

Joseph A. Chapman (sometimes called Shambo) died at the Soldiers Home at 9 o'clock last evening, aged 78 years. Aside from occasional furloughs, he has been there since his admission on Aug. 29, 1909. He was born, probably in Canada, of French parentage, Sept. 17, 1843. At an early age he learned the blacksmith's trade, and worked at it in various places before and since the Civil War, until coming to the Home.

He enlisted from St. Albans, Jan. 19, 1862, in Co. F. Seventh Vermont; re-enlisted Feb. 17, 1864; was discharged for wounds received in action on March 29, 1865, at Spanish Fort near Mobile, Ala.

He was the father of four children, three sons and one daughter. The sons died, and were buried in Keene, N. H. where he will be buried. The daughter, Mrs. Truman Smith, lives in Springfield, Mass.

Bennington Evening Banner, October 19, 1921

Courtesy of Deanna French