|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1842|
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 10, 1910|
Confederate Soldier/Artist. At the outbreak of the American Civil War Chapman returned to the United States from Italy where he was studying art with his father John Gadsby Chapman. He enlisted in the 3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment CSA and was slightly wounded at the Battle of Shiloh. After transferring to a Virginia regiment, at the behest of Gen Henry A. Wise, Chapman was chosen by Gen P.G.T. Beauregard to paint a pictorial history of the Charleston Harbor Defenses. Thirty one paintings of these "Defenses" are now owned by The Museum of the Confederacy in Richmond, Virginia. After the war Chapman went to Mexico with other unrepentant Confederates. His postwar paintings of Mexican Landscapes are considered to be some of the earliest of that subject.
Conrad Chapman, aged artist, passes away
Death comes to man with interesting history in his east Hampton home
Conrad Chapman, 68 years old, who was an artist of some note and a Confederate
soldier, died in his residence in East Hampton at a late hour Saturday night,
following an illness of several days with pneumonia. He was a man that had
resided here only a short while, but had made a number of friends through his
work with the brush. John S. Wise, the well known New York lawyer, was a great
admirer of Mr Chapman and entertained the highest esteem for the old man. Mr
Chapman was born in Alexandria and when the Civil War broke out he enlisted in
the Confederate army. Following the war he went to Mexico, where he lived until
a few years ago, when he returned to Virginia. A little less than a year ago he
came home with his wife. His father was an artist of reputation.
When a prisoner at Charleston, Mr Chapman painted the fortification there and a
few years ago he presented the picture to the confederate museum in Richmond.
John S. Wise was always interested in Mr Chapman and has kept in touch with the
aged veteran through Councilman Hunter R. Booker. Mr Wise in a letter to Booker
on Saturday paid a high tribute to his friends but was not then acquainted with
the death of Mr Chapman, as the veteran did not died until late Saturday night.
The Confederate veterans took charge of the remains and funeral services were
conducted from the residence Sunday afternoon. Mrs Chapman will return to
Mexico. Burial was made in St. John's cemetery.
The pallbearers were: C T Holtzclaw, C. D Parker, R. J. Massenberg, R H
Richardson, George W Caine and R S Hudgins Sr.
John Gadsby Chapman (1808 - 1889)
John Linton Chapman (____ - 1838)*
Conrad Wise Chapman (1842 - 1910)
ORD SGT Co B 59 Regt Va Inf
Saint Johns Church Cemetery
Maintained by: JFJN
Originally Created by: Dawn Stewart
Record added: Sep 02, 2008
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