|Birth: ||Oct. 28, 1839|
|Death: ||Jan. 5, 1907|
The history book states that Samuel M. CHAPMAN was born in Blairsville, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, son of Joseph & Eliza ( POLLOCK) CHAPMAN
Civil War Veteran
Co E 1st Iowa Infantry
Co K 14th Iowa Infantry
Chapman, Samuel M.
Age 22. Residence Kossuth,Ia
Enlisted April 20, 1861 into 1st Iowa Infantry.
Mustered May 14, 1861 Keokuk,IA.
Mustered out Aug. 21, 1861.
The 1st Iowa Infantry during its 3 month enlistment
was engaged in operations in Missouri including
the Battle of Wilson's Creek.
Enlisted Oct. 18,1861, as Sergeant into 14th Iowa Infantry.
Mustered Nov. 6, 1861 Davenport,IA.
Mustered out Nov. 16, 1864 expiration of
3 year term of service, Davenport, Iowa.
Service of the 14th Iowa Infantry included Battles of Ft Henry, Ft Donelson and Shiloh,TN Apr 6-7 1862. This unit held the center of "the Hornet's Nest", the most active area of the battlefield. After enduring 10 hours of battle, holding off charge after charge, they finally capitulated when surrounded and out of ammunition. Some were killed after they had surrendered with their hands in the air. Most of regiment was captured. They were paroled Oct 12 1862 and exchanged Nov 19 1862. The remnants of the unit not captured were assigned to the Union Brigade and participated in the advance and siege of Corinth ,MS Apr 29 –May 30. The 14th was reunited at Davenport,IA. Duty at Cairo,IL until Jan 1864. Participated in the Red River Campaign Mar 10 – May 22 1864. This included Ft DeRussey, Battle of Pleasant Hill, Cane River Crossing, Occupation of Alexandria, Mansura. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price Sep 17 –Oct 25. Unit mustered out Nov 16 1864.
Sarah Putnam Chapman (1846 - 1880)*
14 IA Infantry Sgt. Co. K
Oak Hill Cemetery
Created by: Tony & Cindy Lloyd
Record added: Aug 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57664506