Soldier Stories

Pvt. George Brown, 108th U.S. Colored Infantry

Biographical Profile of Pvt. George Brown

Although small in stature, Brown was a giant in Company F of the 108th U.S. Colored Infantry. His fighting spirit outweighed any physical limitations he might have had. He “does his duty—shaming larger men,” wrote the same company officer.

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Pvt. Lewis Chapman, Company F, 108th U.S. Colored Infantry

Biographical Profile of Pvt. Lewis Chapman

Lewis Chapman tended his enslaver’s fields on a farm near Munfordville, strategically located along a railroad and a vital federal supply line that ran into middle Tennessee. He probably glimpsed his first Union soldiers in late 1861…

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