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Alexander Abernathy memoir

 Collection — Folder: S002
Identifier: S0002

Scope and Contents

The collection consists a two-page, typewritten photocopy of Alexander Abernathy's Civil War memoir and the history of the 9th Indiana Cavalry, 121st Indiana Regiment.


  • 1861-1865


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.

Biographical Note

Alexander Abernathy (also spelled Abbernathy) served in the American Civil War, mustering into service as a private with the 21st Indiana Infantry, Company G in Indianapolis, Indiana on July 24, 1861. After contracting typhoid fever, he was discharged in October, 1862 on a surgeon's certificate of disability. After regaining his health, Abernathy volunteered to serve with Company M, Indiana 9th Calvary on December 31, 1863 with a rank of sergeant. He mustered out as a commanding sergeant on August 28, 1865 having served three years and five months.


Items in the collection. "Abernathy, Alexander." U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2015/07/28. "Abernathy, Alexander." U.S. National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938. Retrieved 015/07/28.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Bob Dunnavent on 1967/08/22.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/11/09 by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/28 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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