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Edwin L. Billings collection

 Collection — Folder: S0115
Identifier: S0115

Scope and Contents

The collection contains a photocopy of a notebook of Captain Edwin L. Billings of the 57th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers. In the book is a roster of soldiers in the regiment, accounts, discharge records, a journal with the activities of the regiment, and the weather for the day.


  • 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

Edwin L. Billings was born in New York City on May 8 1824. On November 27, 1843, he was married to Delia Gilbert and they had eight children two of which survived him. He was in the marble business starting in Bridgeport, Connecticut later moving to Mazomanie, Wisconsin before establishing a household in Goshen. He first served in the 48th Indiana regiment and later accepted a captaincy in the 57th Regiment Indiana Infantry. He mustered out of the service on July 30, 1863. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Grand Army of the Republic, and of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died on April 4, 1888 at his son’s residence in Hillsdale, Michigan.


Ancestry Library. (accessed February 13, 2013).

The Goshen Times. "Capt. E.L. Billings." April 12, 1888: pg. 1, col.4.


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 the Elkhart County Historical Society on 1969/08/19.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Sarah Pfundstein during February 2013. EAD finding aid completed by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/11.
Edwin L. Billings collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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