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Eli H. Clampitt papers

 Collection — Folder: S258
Identifier: S0258

Scope and Contents

This collection includes photocopies of autographed, signed letters and autographed and typed transcripts of letters from Eli H. Clampitt in Indiana and Civil War locations ranging from 1861-1866, regarding family business and army life. Also included are two printed copies from the original tintypes of Eli H. Clampitt and Mark A. Clampitt with his wife, Mary Ann Fouch. The child's identity is unknown.


  • 1861-1866


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

Eli H. Clampitt was born in 1836 to Ezekiel and Ruth Clampitt in Indiana. He was one of seven children. He served as a private in the Civil War, enlisting in Company H, Indiana 29th Infantry Regiment on October 7, 1861, He was a private and worked as a wagoner. He was mustered out on December 2, 1865 in Marietta, Georgia. He married Martha A. Williams on December 23, 1869 in Boone County, Indiana. They had three children, including Eli E., who was killed in the Spanish-American War. Eli H. died September 16, 1873 in Kansas, on his way to finding a new home for his family in Indian Territory. He died at the home of a doctor, who wrote to a friend of his in Boone County, Indiana. He is buried in Kansas.

"Clampitt, Eli ". U.S., Civil War Soldiers, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2014/09/17.

"Clampitt, Eli E.". Lebanon Pioneer. 3/02/1899. Retrieved 2014/09/17.

"Clampitt, Eli H.". 1850 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/09/17.

"Clampitt, Eli H.". Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Retrieved 2014/09/17.

"Clampitt, Eli H.". Lebanon Patriot. 9/25/1873:3,c.3. Print

"Clampitt, Eli H.". U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Retrieved 2014/09/17.

"Clampitt, Eli H.". U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2014/09/17.

"Moore, Martha A.". 1880 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2014/09/17.


0.02 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 Dennis Babbitt on 1970/06/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/09/17 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/09/17 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid revised on 2020/06/01 by Bethany Fiechter.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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