Champaign County, Ohio
24 July 1861 - Enlisted for three years at Camp Chase near Columbus, Ohio into Company H, 26th Ohio Volunteer Infantry commanded by Captain S. D. Henderson.
Fall 1861 - Contracted measles and escalating nasal cataract. Treated for two weeks at Gawley Bridge, West Virginia.
Aug/Sep 1862 - Gun shot wound in left foot at Mumfordsville, Kentucky.
28 Dec. 1862 - Sent to convalescent camp at Nashville, Tennessee for illness.
Feb. 1863 - Released from convalescent camp and sent to duty.
Sept. 1863 - Hospitalized at Chattanooga, Tennessee for illness.
19 Sept. 1863 - Gunshot wound to left side during Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia. Taken to field hospital and treated by regimental surgeon.
20 Sept. 1863 - Field hospital at Crawfish, Georgia captured by Confederates.
20 Sept. 1863 - Confined to Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia.
Feb. 1864 - Contracted smallpox and scurvy.
25 Apr. 1864 - Admitted to hospital at Danville, Virginia for diarrhea.
4 May 1864 - Returned to Libby Prison.
18 May 1864 - Readmitted to hospital for scurvy at Danville, Virginia.
27 Aug 1864 - Escaped from Libby Prison.
8 Sept 1864 - Recaptured at Lynchburg, Virginia and returned to Libby Prison.
24 Sept 1864 - Paroled (exchanged) at Varina, Virginia.
26 Sept 1864 - Reported to College Green Banks, Maryland.
27 Sept 1864 - Reported to Camp Parole, Maryland.
15 Oct. 1864 - Honorably discharged at Columbus, Ohio. Enlistment term expired.
1880 - Moved to Miami County, Kansas
15 Apr 1901 - Receiving a veteran's pension of $6.00 per month, 6 dec. 1903 pension of $8.00
Physical description: Height: 6'0"; Complexion: Light; Hair: Light; Eyes: gray; Occupation: farmer. submitted by Phillip A. Little, great grandson of Lewis Luther "Lute" Little.
[Information Garnered from Champaign County Genealogical Society Newsletter Volume 14 No 4. Oct/Nov/Dec 1998]