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Hugh D. Gallagher papers

 Collection — Folder: S0498
Identifier: S0498

Scope and Contents

This collection contains typewritten copies of correspondence and military papers of Bernard F. Mullen and Hugh D. Gallagher from the U.S. Civil War. Ranging from November 20, 1863 to February 1, 1865, the copies include circulars, special orders, and a partial letter sent by Col. Mullen to Gallagher; a letter from Assistant Surgeon G. A. Kunker regarding Mullen's illness; 2 letters sent by Gallagher to his brother and sister; and military orders sent to Gallagher by Lt. Col. A. G. Tassin from the regiment's headquarters at Huntsville, Alabama.


  • 1863-1865

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

Hugh D. Gallagher was born on November 14, 1839 in Manayunk, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, to Hugh and Ann Mullens Gallagher. The family moved to Napoleon, Indiana when he was a still a young boy. During the U.S. Civil War, Gallagher served in both the 13th Indiana and the 1st Irish, 35th Indiana Volunteer Regiments. He served with his uncle, Col. Bernard F. Mullens (1825-1879), and by the end of the war achieved the rank of lieutenant colonel. Gallagher married Mary Keen on March 5, 1868 and they had 5 children. He was a partner in the merchantile, Keen and Gallagher, in Greensburg, Indiana and served as a superintendent of the Pine Ridge Indian Agency in South Dakota during President Cleveland's first administration. Gallagher at the age of 66 on July, 25, 1906.

Sources: "H.D. Gallagher." 1880 United States Federal Census. Accessed October 17, 2016.

"Col. Hugh Gallagher Dead." Greensburg News (IN), July 27, 1906. "LTC Hugh Daniel Gallagher." Find a Grave Index. Accessed October 17, 2016.


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 Mrs. Joseph Doyle on 1951/03/07.


No further additions are expected.

Related Materials

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

S2309: Bernard F. Mullen collection

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/10/17 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/17 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

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