Skip to main content

Sydney C. Kerksis papers

Identifier: S0770

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 2 sets of photocopies of Sydney C. Kerksis's typescript, "Action at Gilgal Church, Georgia, June 15-16, 1864." The typescript includes a narrative of the action, official reports, extracts of regimental reports, regimental histories and extracts from Civil War diaries. Pages 41, 50-51 of the typescript are missing. Also included in the collection is a booklet entitled, "Twelve Views of the Indianapolis Flood of March 1913 Taken by a Daring Photographer During the Worst of the Horrible Catastrophe."


  • 1864, 1913


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

Sydney C. Kerksis was born on April 20, 1916 in Atlanta, Georgia to John and Jessie Kerksis. Kerksis was a well known relic hunter and was the author of several books and articles regarding the Civil War. A retired army officer, he died on September 20, 1980.

Sources: "Sydney C. Kerksis." 1920 United States Federal Census. Accessed December 28, 2015. "Sydney C. Kerksis." Marietta, Georgia, Marietta National Cemetery, 1866-2010. Accessed December 28, 2015.

Kirby, Joe. "Hooker Headquarters House At Kennesaw Mountain Threatened." Civil War News. Accessed December 28, 2015.


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 Sydney C. Kerksis in 1969.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/12/29 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2015/12/29 by Laura Eliason.
Sydney C. Kerksis papers
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.