Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

MS 591
Chapman, Charles W.
Civil War Diary, 1862-1869, n.d.

Descriptive summary

creator: Chapman, Charles W.
title: Civil War Diary
dates: 1862-1869, n.d.
extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 half-document box)
collection number: MS 591
repository: Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.


Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Charles W. Chapman Civil War Diary, MS 591, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.


Biographical note

Charles W. Chapman was a farmer from Grandview, Iowa.  He served as a private in Company F of the 19th Infantry Regiment of Iowa Volunteers.  [N.B.: The regiment number written on Chapman's diary is the 15th Infantry; however, it appears that he was actually in the 19th Infantry.]


Collection description

This diary, handwritten in pencil, contains brief notes by Chapman concerning daily life in the military, July 1862 to December 1863. His regiment took part in the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, and the Siege of Vicksburg. The volume also contains accounts and notes (1862-1869, n.d.).

The original diary is fragile, and access is restricted. A photocopy of the diary is available for research use.


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Civil War Diary (photocopy)

1862-1869, n.d.