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Mrs. K. L. McGill collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0885

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a card from various periods in U.S. history. The earliest document in the collection is dated 1812, and the latest item in 1951. The collection contains Civil War correspondence with Colonel Benjamin Harrison, as well as letter from World War I hero, Sergeant Samuel Woodfill.

The oversize folder contains military orders for the 20th Indiana regiment ranging from 1861 to 1864 (OB093).


  • 1812-1951


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

Samuel Woodfill was born in Bryantsburg, Indiana on January 6, 1883. He was a veteran of the Philippine-American War, World War I, and World War II. He is also one of the most celebrated and decorated American soldier. Woodhill received the Medal of Honor, the Croix de Guerre with palm leaves, the Meriot di Guerra, and the Cross of Prince Danilo. Samuel Woodhill died August 10, 1951. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.


0.06 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 medium oversize folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. K. L. McGill on 1967/09/09.


No further additions are expected.

Existence and Location of Copies

Digital reproductions of the Mrs. K. L. McGill collection are available electronically in Indiana Memory:

Processing Information

EAD finding aid revised 2021/10/01 by Lauren Patton.


Mrs. K. L. McGill collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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