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Civil War soldiers memorial posters

 Collection — Folder: OBC082
Identifier: OBC082

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a listing of soldiers enlisted in the 9th Indiana Cavalry, 121st Regiment, and the 69th Indiana Infantry Regiment during the U.S. Civil War.


  • 1865

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

The 9th Indiana Cavalry was organized in Indianapolis, beginning December 7th, 1863. Much of the regiment’s time during the war was spent in Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi. The regiment mustered out on August 28, 1865.

The 69th Infantry Regiment was mustered in on August 19th, 1862. During the war, the regiment spent much of their time in Kentucky, Arkansas, and Tennessee, and was involved in Sherman’s Yazoo Expedition. They were mustered out July 5th, 1865.


"Union Regimental Index." Civil War Archive. Accessed January 26, 2006.


The 121st regiment was organized during the fall and winter of 1863-1864, and was mustered in on March 1, 1864. They left the state May 3 for Nashville, Tenn., then went to Pulaski, where they remained until November 23, participating in the movements against Forrest and Wheeler. A portion of the regiment, under command of Major Lilly, was in an engagement at Sulphur Branch trestle, Alabama, losing 196 in killed, wounded and missing. After Hood's defeat at Nashville, the regiment was in action at Franklin with Forrest's cavalry, losing 26 in killed, wounded and captured, and then went into camp at Gravelly springs, Alabama, until February 6, 1865, when it was ordered to New Orleans. Here it was detached, turned over its horses, and on March 25, arrived at Vicksburg, where it was again mounted and assigned to garrison duty in the interior of the state. It returned to Vicksburg May 22, and was mustered out on August 28, 1865. On April 26, 1865, the regiment lost 55 men--paroled prisoners of war--to an explosion on the steamer Sultana. Those who escaped the disaster reached Indianapolis early in May and were mustered out while under parole.


"121st Indiana Regiment / 9th Indiana Cavalry in the American Civil War." Civil War Index. Created 2010. Accessed October 23, 2018.


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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. W. Cain.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Benjamin J. Clark during January 2006. Finding aid revised by Bethany Fiechter on 2015/11/04. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/06/01. EAD finding aid revised 2018/10/23 by Lauren Patton.
Civil War soldiers memorial posters
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.