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Eliza A. Hardy letter

 Collection — Folder: S0589
Identifier: S0589

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter written by Eliza A. Hardy to her cousin on February 12, 1863. She mentions letters she received from her brothers, Morris and Sol, and from Dave Morton and Libe (?) who were all serving in Company A, 16th Indiana Regiment. She relates some of what the soldiers were experiencing while traveling "down the river", mentions Arkansas Post, and that she is talking of "going as a nurse to Memphis."


  • 1863/02/12


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

Eliza Ann Hardy was born on October 13, 1843 in Madison County, Indiana to Neal and Elizabeth Hardy. She was a nurse at Memphis during the U.S. Civil War. Hardy married John R. Boston (1821-1903) and they had one daughter, Mary (1871-1952). She died on July 26, 1922.


Information within collection. "Eliza A. Boston." 1870 United States Federal Census. Accessed December 1, 2016. "Eliza Boston." U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Accessed December 1, 2016. "Eliza Ann Hardy Boston." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed December 1, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged by chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library on 1947/03/03.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/12/02 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/12/02 by Laura Eliason.
Eliza A. Hardy letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.