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Edward S. Scott journal

 Collection — Folder: S1154
Identifier: S1154

Scope and Contents

The collection includes a signed, typed transcript of Edward S. Scott’s journal, dated February 9-18, 1864, describing his attempted escape from Libby Prison in Richmond Virginia through the Yankee tunnel with over 100 other prisoners of war.


  • 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

Edward Scofield Scott, born December 13, 1842 in Hamilton County, Ohio, was one of 109 Union officers who attempted escape from Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia through the famous Yankee tunnel. First Lieutenant Scott served in the 89th Regiment, Ohio Infantry, before being captured. In the 1880s, Scott worked as a minister in Delphos, Allen County, Ohio. He was married to Louisa, and had two children, Charles and Paul. Scott died January 4, 1929, in Evanston, Cook County, Illinois, and was buried in Oxford, Butler County, Ohio.

Sources: "Edward S. Scott." 1880 United States Census. Accessed June 23, 2016. 'Edward Scofield Scott." Find a Grave Index. Accessed June 23, 2016.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a purchase from F. Gerald Smith.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/06/23 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/23 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid revised 2016/07/13 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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