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Alva C. Griest papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0542

Scope and Contents

This collection includes from a photocopy of "Three Years in Dixie," a history of Company B, 72nd Indiana Volunteers by Alva C. Griest in Indiana ranging from 1862 to 1865.


  • 1862/07/26-1865/07/06


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

Alva Clarkson Griest [Grist] [Ghriest] was born January 22, 1840 in Crawfordsville, Indiana. He enlisted July 19, 1863 and served as a private in Company B, Indiana 72nd Infantry Regiment. He was mustered out on July 24, 1865. He married Rebecca Green in Hendricks County, Indiana on October 5, 1867, and they had at least one child. He worked as a farmer. He died August 20, 1880 in Harrisburg, Illinois. He is buried in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Plainfield, Indiana.

Information found within the collection. "A. C. [Ghriest]." 1870 United States Federal Census. Accessed January 20, 2015. "A. C. Griest." 1880 United States Federal Census. Accessed January 20, 2015. "Alva C. Griest." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed January 20, 2015. "Griest, Alva C.". U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Accessed January 20, 2015. "Alva C. Griest." U.S., Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935. Accessed January 20, 2015. "Alva C. Griest." U.S., Quaker Periodicals, 1828-1929. Accessed January 20, 2015. "Alva C. Grist." U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Accessed January 20, 2015.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Civil War Centennial Commission on 1966/03/26.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/01/20 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/01/20 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.