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Ben Albert letters

 Collection — Folder: S010
Identifier: S0010

Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters written by Ben Albert to his brother in 1862. Albert discusses life in the army, sending money and clothing home, and family life. Both letters are photocopied from the original. Due to the poor quality of the copy, transcripts are available.


  • 1862


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

Ben Albert lived in Louisville, Kentucky. On August 15, 1861, he enlisted with Company G. of the 22nd Indiana Infantry Regiment, to fight for the Union. During his career, Albert was promoted to the rank of sergeant. He was killed in battle on October 8, 1862 in Perryville, Kentucky. He was married with three children.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from J. L. Doerr on 1975/06/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2004 by Jennifer Duplaga.


Ben Albert letters
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.