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David L. Elliott collection

 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, bible, receipts, distribution rolls, certificates, ribbons of reunions, 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.

Dates

  • 1845-1910

Creator

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 American Civil War, Elliott enlisted into the Union Army on April 18, 1861, and re-enlisted in August 1862. Elliott served in Indiana Company E. 75th Regiment, under Capt. David Wall. After the war, Elliott married Martha Morrison in 1865. The couple had three children: George, Rufus, and Milton.

Extent

0.4 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box,1 oversize folder)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

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.

Accruals

No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

OBD042: David L. Elliott oversize collection

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 by Lauren Patton.
Title
David L. Elliott collection
Status
Completed
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

Contact:
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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.
317-232-3671