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Mark Robinson diary

 Collection — Folder: S1131
Identifier: S1131

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one diary by Mark Robinson during 1864 regarding military life in the 52nd Indiana Regiment.

Chaplain Robinson's first entry is January 22, 1864: "Left Fort Pillow at 12 1/2 o'clock." They arrived at Vicksburg on January 27th. Mark wrote: "a ruff looking place, the greater part of the town built on the bluff." On the pages for March 26th and 27th, he listed items he purchased in Cincinnati and the cost, which totaled $81.20.


  • 1864

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

Mark Robinson was from North Vernon, Indiana. He served as the chaplain of the 52nd Indiana Volunteers, which was partially organized at Rushville. In February 1862, they went to Fort Henry, then to Fort Donelson, where they participated in the siege.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from M. L. Robinson on 1918/11/26.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2014/12/11 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Mark Robinson diary
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.