Private Charles H. Chapman was mustered into service as a seaman on December 15th, 1861 with Captain Henry Mulrenan’s Florida Volunteer Coast Guards. He remained in this unit until mustered into Confederate service on April 25th, 1862 when he was enlisted as a Private in Captain Smith’s Company (Key West Avengers), 7th Regiment Florida Infantry by Major R. B. Thomas at Tampa, Florida for a period of 3 years or the war. He is reported present; due $50 bounty and clothing money.
He was present on all rolls until his transfer to the C.S. Navy on August 8th, 1862, and assigned to the CSS Chattahoochee as a Seaman. There is no further record of service after this date