Reverend L. F. Drake preaching to 31st Ohio Volunteers illustration   Save
Alfred E. Mathews Lithograph Collection
Description: Lithograph print showing Reverend L. F. Drake, Chaplain of the 31st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, preaching at Camp Dick Robinson near Danville, Kentucky, on November 10, 1861. The sketch was drawn by Alfred E. Mathews, who served with the 31st O.V.I. Mathews (1831-1874) was born in Bristol, England, but moved with his family to settle in Rochester, Ohio, when he was two years old. He was working as a schoolteacher in Alabama when the Civil War broke out, and returned north to enlist in the 1st Ohio Artillery in August 1861. He later joined the 31st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and fought in battles including Corinth, Stone River, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge. During his three-year enlistment he drew numerous sketches of scenes he witnessed, which were made into lithographs and sold, including publication in Harper's Weekly. He moved west following the war and continued his work as an artist, until his sudden death at the age of 43. He is buried on his ranch near Longmount, Colorado. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL08603
Subjects: Civil War 1861-1865; Battlefields; Military encampments; Military life; Religious services;
Places: Kentucky