A native of Piqua, Ohio, Lucius W. Chapman enlisted as chaplain to the 110th Ohio Infantry Regiment in March, 1864, but left the army within two months due to homesickness and urgent illness in his family. Most of his brief service was spent in northern Virginia, between Washington, D.C., and Culpeper County. He had little direct experience with combat.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Lucius Chapman diary is a closely-written account of a man's two months in the service. An educated and sensitive man, his constant themes are loneliness, the impoverished moral condition of the army, and religious services.
Culpeper County (Va.)
Drill and minor tactics.
United States Christian Commission.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Casualties.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Health aspects.
United States. Army--Barracks and quarters.
United States. Army--Chaplains.
United States. Army--Military life.
United States. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Virginia--Description and travel.
Washington (D.C.)--Description and travel.
Container / Location
Lucius W. Chapman journal, 1864 March 8-1864 April 26 [series]