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Champion - Chester


Source: Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen, Vol. II (New York: H. H. Hardesty, 1896), p. 1187.

Chester Champion: Was born in Boone County, Ind., Aug. 15, 1845, but at the time of his enlistment, however, he was living in Montgomery County, same state, engaged in farming; he was enrolled in the Federal army at the age of 18 years, October, 1863, at Crawfordsville, Ind., as a private in Co. B, 120th Ind. V.I., which was attached to 1st Brig., 1st Div., 23rd A.C. He took active part in several of the most important and hard-fought battles of the late war; they are as follows: Buzzard Roost, Resaca, Burnt Hickory, Kenesaw Mt., Peach Tree Creek, Jonesboro, Atlanta, Columbia, Spring Hill, Franklin, Nashville, Wise's Forks and Goldsboro. November 1865 he was internally injured by a fallen log while unloading timber at Raleigh, N.C.; after receiving this injury, he was excused form duty; he was not finally honorably discharged until Jan. 8, 1866, at Raleigh, N.C. Comrade Champion is a son of Samuel and Sarah (Clarke) Champion, the former deceased, the latter is still spare d. He was wedded March, 1876, in this county to Mary E. Conners who was born in New York state and died in 1892. One child was born to them, Carroll; he was again married May 14, 1893, to Abbie Millener and one child was the result of this union, Elsie. Comrade Champion is a member of J. C. Kiser Post, 437, he draws a pension, and is a farmer with address of Garfield, Ind.

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