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Chauncey H. Brooks papers

 Collection — Folder: S169
Identifier: S0169

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed, signed letters from Chauncey H. Brooks in Alabama and Tennessee ranging from 1863/07/18 to 1863/10/07 regarding war and home life.


  • 1863/07/18-1863/10/07

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

Chauncey H. Brooks was born on March 9, 1839 in Indiana (or possibly in 1841 in Michigan) and served in the 30th Indiana Infantry, Company G during the Civil War as a private. He married Rachel Ann Newman in LaGrange, Indiana on November 29, 1863 and they had one child, Sarah/Sadie. They moved to Michigan, where he died on June 8, 1920 and is buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Coldwater, Michigan.

Information found within the collection.

"Brooks, Chauncey." 1870 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/04/22.

"Brooks, Chauncey H." 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/04/22.

"Brooks, Chauncey H." U.S. Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2014/04/21.

"Brooks, Chauncey H." Find A Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/04/22.

"Brooks, Chauncey H." Indiana, Select Marriages, 1780-1992. Retrieved 2014/04/22.

"Brooks, Chauncey H." Web: Michigan, Find A Grave Index, 1805-2012. Retrieved 2014/04/22.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Western Michigan University Archives, 1967/10/27.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/04/21 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/04/21 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.