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Ebenezer Dumont papers

 Collection — Folder: S387
Identifier: S0387

Scope and Contents

This collection includes three articles from the Indianapolis Star dated November 21, 22, and 23, 1928, by Kate Milner Rabb in her column "A Hoosier Listening Post." Ms. Rabb reprints sections of a letter originally published in the Indianapolis Journal on July 21, 1861 in which Col. Ebenezer Dumont reported on the Battle of Carrick's Ford of Cheat River, on July 13, 1861. The series over three days gives battle information and lists soldiers who participated in the battle. The November 23, 1928 article reports that Major Jonathan Gordon brought back to Terre Haute the sword and watch of Confederate General Garnett, who was killed in the battle. Other items in the November 23 column are: Camp Jo Holt, the Union camp in Kentucky commanded by Col. Rousseau; the St. Paul Excursionists; and advertisements influenced by the war.


  • 1861

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

Col. Ebenezer Dumont was a lawyer, the son of John Dumont of Vevay, Indiana. He commanded the 7th Indiana Regiment in the Battle of Carrick's Ford at Cheat River on July 13, 1861. On July 15, he wrote to General Thomas A. Morris to give a detailed account of the battle and to commend the officers and men who deserved special praise.


0.01 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 transfer from the Indiana Division.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/05/08 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.