Here is what I know about Chandler from the diary:
- Chandler is living in Washington from at least 1854 to 1861.
- December 22, 1854: Chandler is going to Philadelphia for the holidays to join his father, "who is our ambassador to Spain". (page 30) The US Ambassador to Spain at that time is Pierre Soule, but I can find no record of him having a son named Chandler or of any Chandler Soule.
- April 6, 1858, page 85: Chandler is to attend Mrs. Senator Gwin's fancy dress ball on April 9, 1858 costumed as Sir Walter Raleigh. I have checked the NY Times article of 4-12-1858 about the ball, and neither Chandler nor Sir Walter Raleigh is mentioned.
- July 1, 1858: Chandler is going to South America (page 88).
- Entry for April 22, 1861, page 151: Chandler joined the Federal Army, commissioned as a 1st lieutenant.
- Entry for June 19, 1862, page 200: Chandler was in the hospital in Fredericksburg severely wounded.
- July 21, 1862, page 205: Chandler is still desperately ill.
- August 2, 1862, page 206: implies that Chandler died. If he died in Fredericksburg, it is possible he is buried there in the National Cemetery. No person with the given name Chandler appears on the list of Union soldiers buried at the Fredericksburg National Cemetery.
Does anyone have any idea who this Chandler is?