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David L. Elliott collection

Identifier: L051

Scope and Contents

The collection contains U.S. Civil War materials of David L. Elliott. Included are family correspondence, discharge papers, family photographs, a Bible, receipts, distribution rolls, certificates, reunion ribbons, political campaign badges, and a Civil War diary (1864–1865). The collection also contains a history of the Battle of Chickamauga by Captain J. C. McElroy. There is also an 1865 muster-out roll for the 75th Regiment and Warren County postmaster appointment certificates from 1898 and 1902 (OBD042).


  • 1845-1910


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.

Biographical Note

Captain David L. Elliott was born in Randolph County, North Carolina in 1835. Eventually Elliott moved to Salamonie Township, Huntington County, Indiana in 1844. With the outbreak of the American Civil War, Elliott enlisted into the Union Army on April 18, 1861, and re-enlisted in August 1862. Elliott served in Company E, 75th Indiana Regiment, under Capt. David Wall. After the war, Elliott married Martha Morrison in 1865 and they had three children: George, Rufus, and Milton. Elliott died on August 8, 1915 and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Warren, Indiana.


Items in the colleciton. "David L. Elliott." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed May 16, 2024.


0.4 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box,1 extra-large oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Walter Elliot on 1974/05/15.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Brent Abercrombie during September 2010. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/04/05. EAD finding aid revised 2019/05/22; 2021/11/24 by Lauren Patton; 2022/11/17; 2024/05/16 by Brittany Kropf.
David L. Elliott collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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