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Joseph Henry Livsey papers

 Collection — Folder: S0841
Identifier: S0841

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of a biographical outline provided by Charles R. Bick of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, of Joseph Livsey's service in the 11th Indiana Regiment, ranging from 1861 to 1863 and a copy of Livsey's birth certificate at Woolrich Arsenal, Kent, England.


  • 1866

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

Joseph Henry Livsey was born December 13, 1838 in Woolrich Arsenal, Kent, England to Staff Sergeant William Livsey (1789-1873) of the Royal Artillery and Isabella Phimeston (1811-1844). He resided in Waltham Abbey, Essex, England in the 1840s and 1850s with his family before immigrating to the United States. During the American Civil War, Livsey enlisted in Company A, 11th Indiana Regiment on August 27, 1861 as a 1st lieutenant. He mustered out on August 4, 1861 in Indianapolis Indiana before re-enlisting in the same regiment on August 31, 1861. Livsey was promoted to the rank of captain and transferred to Company H, 11th Indiana Regiment on January 1, 1862. On May 5, 1863, he was promoted to the Army Adjutant General's Corps. Livsey served throughout the war until he mustered out the final time on October 23, 1865.


Items in the collection. "Joseph Henry Livsey." England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Accessed December 30, 2015. "Joseph H. Livsey." U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Accessed December 30, 2015.

Indiana Digital Archives. "Joseph H. Livsey." Military Civil War index, Indiana Archives and Records Administration. Accessed December 30, 2015.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/09/10 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/09/10 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2015/12/30 by Brittany Kropf.
Joseph Henry Livsey papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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