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Henry C. Leeson diaries

 Collection — Folder: 1143
Identifier: S1143

Scope and Contents

This collection includes three diaries from Henry C. Leeson of ranging from 1861 to 1864 regarding his experiences as a Union soldier during the U.S. Civil War.


  • 1861-1864


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

Henry C. Leeson was born on August 5, 1841 in Indiana to Moses and Elizabeth Leeson. He had thrre siblings. He enlisted, as a corporal, in the 8th Indiana Regiment, Company D on September 5, 1861 and was promoted to sergeant. Leeson mustered out on September 4, 1864. He married Anna D. Henderson on June 18, 1868 in Wayne County, Indiana and they had two daughters. He worked as a retail grocer in 1880. Leeson died in 1916 and was buried in Centerville, Indiana.

Sources: "Leeson, Henry C." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed April 28, 2014. "Leeson, Henry C." 1880 United States Federal Census. Accessed April 28, 2014. "Leeson, Henry C." Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Accessed April 28, 2014. "Leeson, Henry C." U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Accessed April 28, 2014. "Leeson, Henry C." Web: Indiana, Find a Grave Index, 1800-2012. Accessed April 28, 2014.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Related Archival Material

Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN:

S1301: Leeson family papers

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/04/21 by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/21 by Brittany Kropf. Finding aid updated with correct Instance 2024/02/27 by A.J. Chrapliwy.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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