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William Dunn Hynes papers

 Collection — Folder: S709
Identifier: S0709

Scope and Contents

This collection includes autographed, signed letters from William Dunn Hynes in Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee ranging from 1862 to 1865 regarding life in the Army and being a captive of the Confederates and an autographed, signed letter from William P. Duval in Florida on 1826/08/18 regarding territorial politics.


  • 1826, 1862-1865


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

William Dunn Hynes was born in 1841 to Thomas Woodruff (a Presbyterian clergyman in Illinois) and Nancy Jane Hynes, one of four children. Nancy Jane died in 1846 and his father remarried twice, fathering three more children. William served in Company D of the Illinois 22nd Infanty Regiment, enlisting on December 1, 1861. He transferred to Company U, Illinois 42nd Infantry Regiment on Dec. 17, 1864 and mustered out on June 27, 1865. He was taken prisoner by Confederate troops from December 1864 to May 1865. He also briefly served in Company K of the 6th Indiana Infantry. He married Helen [Ellen] in 1871, and they had four children. He worked as a mail carrier. He died in August 1915 and is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Information found within the collection.

"Hynes, Thomas Woodruff". Bell Family Tree. Retrieved 2015/02/09.

"Hynes, William D.". 1800 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/02/09.

"Hynes, William D.". 1900 United States Federal Census. Retrieved 2015/02/09.

"Hynes, William D.". Find a Grave Memorial. Retrieved 2015/02/09.

"Hynes, William D.". U.S., Civil War Pension Index, 1861-1934. Retrieved 2015/02/09.

"Hynes, William D.". U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Retrieved 2015/02/09.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Thomas W. Hynes on 1948/06/24.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/02/09 by Edythe Huffman. EAD finding aid created 2015/02/09 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.