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Edward L. Andrews letter

 Collection — Folder: S027
Identifier: S0027

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a letter from Edward L. Andrews in Indianapolis, Indiana to his mother, Sarah E. Andrews, on June 14, 1863 regarding watch duties, the capturing of Confederates, and treason while serving with the Union army during the American Civil War.


  • 1863/06/14


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

Edward L. Andrews, the son of James W. and Sarah E. Andrews, was born in Indiana in 1841, the oldest of seven children. He enlisted on Aug. 18, 1862 into the 71st Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company K, then transferred on Feb. 23, 1863, as a private, into the 6th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, Company K. He was taken prisoner and died at Andersonville Prison, Georgia on June 14, 1864. He is buried at the Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon County, Georgia.


Items in the collection. "Andrews, Edward L." 1850 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/07/30. "Andrews, Edward L." 1860 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/07/30. "Andrews, Edward L." Andersonville Prisoners of War. Retrieved 2015/07/30. "Andrews, Edward L., Pvt." Find a Grave Index. Retrieved 2015/07/30. "Andrews, Edward L." U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Retrieved 2015/07/30. "Andrews, Edward L." U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2015/07/30. "Andrews, Edward L." U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2015/07/30.


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 Oakie Collier on 1969/12/16.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the Edward L. Andrews letter are available electronically in Indiana Memory:

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2004/11 by Lucinda Barnhart. EAD finding aid created 20215/07/30 by Edythe Huffman.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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