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Calvin Stratton Engle papers

 Collection — Folder: S425
Identifier: S0425

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a photocopied pamphlet from Calvin Stratton Engle in Winchester, Indiana ranging from 1864 to 1865 regarding his experiences as a prisoner of war in southern prison camps and a photocopied listing of men with Civil War or World War I military or naval service who have been getting mail from the Union City, Indiana Post Office .


  • 1864-1865, 1914-1918

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

Calvin Stratton Engle was born on September 9, 1844 to William and [Lutitia][Letitia] (Cabe) Engle at the Old Engle Homestead in Washington Township, Randolph County, Indiana. He was one of eleven sons, an older brother to James S. Engle. He joined the 69th Indiana Regiment but since he was underage and suffering from measles, his father brought him home. When he regained his health, he enlisted as a private in the Company C, 2nd Indiana Calvary on January 27, 1864. He was taken prisoner at Macon, Georgia on May 9, 1864 and was confined to prisons in Charleston, S.C. and Andersonville, in Georgia. He was released on February 28, 1865, returned home on March 23, 1865 and mustered out on July 31, 1865. His family and friends had thought him dead, and it took many months for him to recover from the prison hardships. He was married to Ellen Greeley, a distant relative of Horace Greeley, in Faribault, Minnesota on December 12, 1867, and they had six children. He lived in Minnesota from 1866, until they moved back to Indiana to operate the Old Engle Home Place, beginning in 1883. He was elected Auditor of Randolph County in 1898 and served for four years. Ellen died on August 20, 1905 and he then married Mrs. Martha E. Johnson on September 7, 1911.

Information found within the collection.

"Engle, Calvin". U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2014/06/30.

"Engle, Calvin Stratton." Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2014/06/30.


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 donation from Union City Public Library, Indiana on 1969/01/17.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S426 James S. Engle collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2014/06/30 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2014/06/30 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.