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Corydon P. Pierce collection

 Collection — Folder: S1062
Identifier: S1062

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises two letters and a hand-drawn map (all of which are laminated) from Corydon P. Pierce in Tennessee in 1863 and Angie Glazier in Crown Point, Indiana, regarding Pierce's service in the Union Army and imprisonment in Libby Prison.

The first letter was from Corydon P. Pierce to his wife, Sarah Pierce on March 17, 1863, while camped near LaGrange, Tennessee, describing how he assisted Benjamin Case in digging up his brother Hiram's corpse, and transporting the body to a train. The second letter was written by Angie Glazier of Crown Point, Indiana, the niece of Corydon P. Pierce, and never sent to the intended recipient, George W. Fredrick. She wrote that her uncle was a prisoner in Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia, and died shortly after being released due to his suffering in the prison. The hand-drawn map, crafted by Corydon P. Pierce, depicts the Union camp near LaGrange, Tennessee.


  • 1863, undated


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

Corydon P. Pierce was born on July 5, 1833. He enlisted in Company A., 99th Indiana Regiment on August 9, 1862 and mustered out on April 15, 1865 in Washington, North Carolina.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a transfer from Hazel W. Hopper, Gary Public Library on 1959/11/24.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/05/07 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/05/07 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2023/11/09 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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