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Chipman, Alonzo Searle

MILITARY SERVICE

Age: 0, credited to Essex, VT
Unit(s): USN
Service: ACT 2nd ASST ENG 2/7/62, USN, 1st ASST ENG, 10/63; on steamer Galatea (West India Squadron), dsrtd 6/20/64

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VITALS

Birth: 08/03/1826, Windham, VT
Death: 04/03/1914

Burial: Sun Prairie Cemetery, Sun Prairie, WI
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 60848184

MORE INFORMATION

Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Brother of Daniel W. and John Q.A.

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BURIAL:

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Sun Prairie Cemetery, Sun Prairie, WI

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ALONZO SEARLES CHIPMAN

(15 OCTOBER 1827 - AFT 1880) WAS BORN IN ESSEX, THE SON OF HIRAM AND LEVONIA (SEARLES) CHIPMAN.

He removed with his parents to Milwaukee, WI, in 1846. He married Lydia Consaul on 7 August 1847, in Milwaukee. They were living in Waupun, WI, in 1850, where he was employed as a engineer. About 1853, he was master of the steamer tug Potent, towing on the Chippewa and Grand Rivers. His younger brother, Daniel (q.v.), was Alonzo's second engineer. By 1860, they had returned to Milwaukee, where Alonzo was similarly employed.

He was appointed Second Assistant Engineer on 7 February 1862. He was assigned to USS Galena, North Atlantic Blockading Squadron, was in the Norfolk area by 24 April, and saw action on the James River. He was promoted to Acting First Assistant Engineer on 16 October 1863, and by 1 January 1864, he was commissioning crew of USS Galatea. Galatea's first cruise was with the West India Squadron, providing convoy escort to ships plying the New York to Aspinwall route. He deserted 20 June 1864, probably on one of the occasions Galatea had returned for repairs.

He was living in Ward 20, New York City in 1870, employed as an engineer, and in 1880, in Brooklyn, a maritime engineer.

Source: Ledoux, Tom, Green Mountain Mariners Of The Civil War, self-published, 2014.