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Jerry Barker letters

 Collection — Folder: S0067
Identifier: S0067

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a series of letters written by Civil War soldier Jerry Barker to his brother, Joe, who was living in Indianapolis, ranging from 1862 to 1863. The letters discuss daily life in a Union soldiers’ encampment and the economic difficulties of being a soldier.


  • 1862-1863


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

Jerry Barker had at least one brother. He enlisted in Indianapolis, IN in Company E as a Private in the 70th Indiana Regiment on July 31, 1862. Barker was discharged March 26, 1864.

Source: "Jerry Barker." Civil War Soldiers Index. Accessed May 5, 2006


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 Harriet Barker on 1947/09/25.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the Jerry Barker letters are available electronically in Indiana Memory:

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006 May by Benjamin Clark. EAD finding aid created 2006 May by Benjamin Clark. EAD finding aid revised 2015/11/13 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.