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Henry B. Carrington collection

 Collection — Folder: S0229
Identifier: S0229

Scope and Contents

The collection contains one letter Carrington sent to Bryant while Carrington was stationed in Indianapolis at the General Recruiting Service during the second year of the Civil War. Colonel Carrington wrote to tell of his success in filling his regiment with enlistments. The letter also refers to their “mutual affection for one of the noblest in the land,” Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase.


  • 1862/11/14


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

Henry B. Carrington was born March 2, 1824 in Massachusetts. An anti-slavery Republican, he was commissioned as colonel in Union Army in May 1861. The following year, Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton requested Carrington’s help to draft Indiana men into service. Carrington also worked to neutralize Morton’s political enemies, including Copperheads and Democrats. In November 1862, Carrington was promoted to Brigadier General of Volunteers. Carrington was also a prolific author, lawyer, and professor of military science at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana.

William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was a New England poet and longtime editor of the New York Evening Post. He was active in the Free Soil Party and worked to prevent the spread of slavery.


“Carrington, Henry Beebee.” Encyclopedia of Frontier Biography, Volume 1. Edited by Dan L. Thrapp. Glendale, CA: A.H. Clark Co., 1988.

The Poetry Foundation. “William Cullen Bryant.” Accessed May 29 2013.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection includes one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed by Alessandro Meregaglia during May 2013. EAD finding aid created by Bethany Fiechter on 2018/05/11.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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