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William Henry Harrison Doll collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0364

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a regimental history of the 6th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and the reminiscenses and biography from William Henry Harrison Doll in Indiana ranging from 1861 to 1892 regarding military life, Andersonville and Libby prisons, and the U.S. Civil War, as well as Doll's daily life and travels.


  • 1861-1892

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

William Henry Harrison Doll was born on August 14, 1844 to David and Hester Ann (Smullen) Doll in Moores Hill, Dearborn County, Indiana. He had two younger sisters, Lydia A. and Sarah D. The main business in Moores Hill was making barrels for whiskey and pork packing. In March 1853, when William was eight, his family moved to Jennings County where David Doll owned 80 acres and engaged in farming.

Joining the 6th Indiana Regiment at North Madison for three years’ service, William Doll recorded the regiment’s history from August 25, 1861 until the Battle of Shiloh on April 7, 1862. He married Laura Keepers, and had at least two children: Chester W. and Daisey M. Doll died March 5, 1904 in Columbus, Indiana.

Source: Information found within collection. Accessed March 13, 2014.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject and chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. C. C. Lloyd on 1926/08/30.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/03 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2014/03 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2018/05/18 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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