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John C. Anderson letters

 Collection — Folder: S025
Identifier: S0025

Scope and Contents

This collection includes two letters. and an accompanying typed transcript, from John C. Anderson in Murfreesboro and Chattanooga, Tennessee to his brother, James L. Anderson in La Porte, Indiana on January 15, 1863 and October 10, 1863, regarding army life and the battles at Murfreesboro and Chattanooga during the American Civil War.


  • 1863


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

John C. Anderson served in Union army during the Civil War, fighting around Murfreesboro and Chattanooga, Tennessee in 1863.

His brother James Levi Anderson was born in Oswego, New York on March 9, 1823. He lived in La Porte, Indiana in 1860 with his wife June [Jane] and children, Emma, David and Edgar. Jane died in 1866. James Anderson married Hannah Burley Nov. 17, 1867 in New Buffalo, Michigan. In 1870, he lived in Kankakee Township, La Porte County, Indiana, with his second wife Hannah and two sons, David and Edgar. He died April 17, 1902 and is buried in Patton Cemetery in La Porte, Indiana.

Sources: "Anderson, James." 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/07/29. "Anderson, James." 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/07/29. "Anderson, James L." Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952. Retrieved 2015/07/29. "Anderson, James Levi." Find a Grave Index. Retrieved 2015/07/29.


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 Ernest C. Anderson on 1963/05/26.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the John C. Anderson letters are available electronically in Indiana Memory:

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2005/02 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/29 by Edythe Huffman.


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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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