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Robert F. Braden papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0136

Scope and Contents

This collection includes copies of enlistment papers, military communiqués and signed, autographed letters from Robert F. Braden in Missouri ranging from 1853 to 1868 regarding life in the army, family matters and military matters.


  • 1853-1868

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

Robert F. Braden was born in 1835 at Jefferson, Indiana to Burr and Mary Braden. He had four brothers and three sisters. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1853 and worked as a merchant when he volunteered for service in 1861. He served as lieutenant and captain of Companies G and B, 26th Regiment Indiana Volunteers, during the Civil War. He resigned in June 1862 due to a disability and was re-mustered as captain, February 7, 1865. He was mustered out in June 1865 and died in 1877.

"Braden, Robert F." Indiana Biography pre-1990.

"Braden, Robert F." Indiana History Bulletin, v.41, #8 (August 1964). (p. 110). Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Bureau.

"Braden, Robert F." U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2013/08/09.

"Braden, Robert F." Web: Montgomery County, Indiana, Obituary Index, 1877-2010. Retrieved 2013/08/09.


0.025 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Hubert Hawkins on 1965/03/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/03/05 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/03/05 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.