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William Y. Monroe letter

 Collection — Folder: S0975
Identifier: S0975

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a March 18, 1863 letter sent to John Rector and written by W. Y. Monroe from Triune, Tennessee while he was serving in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War. John Rector had returned home from serving with Company A, 82nd Indiana Infantry and Monroe was a captain in the company. Monroe mentions that Dan Marshall was dead, Cal Jillett was much better, and Isaac Elliott was sick. He also mentions that a box came the day after Rector left and he, Sam Rector, and "a number of the boys" had feasted on the contents.


  • 1863/03/18


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 Y. Monroe was born in Oldham County, Kentucky on April 3, 1824 and moved with his family to Indiana in February, 1834. He became an ordained minister in 1850. On August 15, 1862, Monroe enlisted as a captain in Company A, 82nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Monroe served until May 30, 1863 when he resigned due to health issues on May 30, 1863. Twice married and the father of thirteen children, Rev. Monroe passed away on October 13, 1889.

Sources: "William Y Monroe." U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Accessed August 24, 2017.

"Rev. W.Y. Monroe Dead." Madison Courier (IN), October 14, 1889.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Winfred L. Henniger on 1967/09/08.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/08/25 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/08/25 by Laura Eliason.
William Y. Monroe letter
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Repository Details

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