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Alexander Lydy biographical sketch

 Collection — Folder: S0859
Identifier: S0859

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a one-page typewritten biographical sketch of Alexander Lydy written by his granddaughter, Dorothy Schroeder, circa 1966. Besides basic biographical information, Schroeder mentions some of the battles that Lydy was involved in while serving in the Union army during the Civil War and his experience with the "Providence Spring" at Andersonville Prison in Georgia.


  • circa 1966

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

Alexander Lydy was born July 24, 1838 near Uniontown, Pennsylvania to James and Nancy Lydy. By 1850, he and his family were living in Washington Courthouse, Fayette County, Ohio. He married Sarah Ann Elizabeth Hargrove (1843-1907) on March 7, 1861 and they had ten children. He served with Company F, 1st West Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War and spent time as a prisoner at both Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia and at Andersonville (Georgia). After the war his family moved to Clinton County, Indiana and resided there for more than 30 years before moving to Wells County in the early 1900's. He died on June 1, 1914.


Information within collection.

"Obituary: Alexander Lydy." Bluffton Evening Banner (IN), June 6, 1914.


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 Dorothy Schroeder on 1966/03/17.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/06/24 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/24 by Laura Eliason.
Alexander Lydy biographical sketch
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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