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United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 70th (1862-1865)


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Franklin Askren diary

 Collection — Folder: S3065
Identifier: S3065
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photocopy of a diary from Benjamin Franklin Askren in Nashville, Tennessee ranging from January 1 to June 10, 1864 regarding troop movements, soldiers in their free time, their duties, inspections and drills and his facial wound and his eventual decision to live during the U.S. Civil War.
Dates: 1864

Samuel Merrill collection

Identifier: L106
Scope and Contents The collection consists principally of Samuel Merrill’s Civil War papers, including his letters to his wife and sister in Indianapolis from Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina (1862-1865). Also included are his war diary (1863), orders, clothing and equipment records, as well as other official military papers (1862-1865). The collection also contains business papers of Merrill and his family (1850-circa 1900), including papers of his father, essays on Indiana’s state capitals, and...
Dates: 1850-1924

Sydney C. Kerksis papers

Identifier: S0770
Scope and Contents This collection contains 2 sets of photocopies of Sydney C. Kerksis's typescript, "Action at Gilgal Church, Georgia, June 15-16, 1864." The typescript includes a narrative of the action, official reports, extracts of regimental reports, regimental histories and extracts from Civil War diaries. Pages 41, 50-51 of the typescript are missing. Also included in the collection is a booklet entitled, "Twelve Views of the Indianapolis Flood of March 1913 Taken by a Daring Photographer During the Worst...
Dates: 1864, 1913

William R. Lowes letters

 Collection — Folder: S0856
Identifier: S0856
Scope and Contents There are 26 items in this collection, all letters with the exception of one small envelope addressed to: “Mrs. Rhoda A. Lowes, Acton, Marion County, Ind.” Joe E. Lowes wrote to his brother on September 23, 1861 and said he was gratified to be an uncle of a girl, although his favorite name was Eveline. He tells about a muddy march, but does not say where.D. H. Stoops wrote to Lieutenant Lowes from the City General Hospital in Indianapolis, on July 20, 1864, saying that he and the...
Dates: 1861-1864