Skip to main content

Robert H. Scott collection

 Collection — Folder: S1157
Identifier: S1157

Scope and Contents

This collection includes six copied pages, including his pension papers, newspaper clippings, and military tintype portrait, ranging from 1861 to 1912, regarding Robert H. Scott’s Civil War service record and his burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.


  • 1861-1912

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

Robert H. Scott was born 26 March 1838, in Bangor, Maine. He was a First Lieutenant of the 11th Regiment of the Maine Volunteer Infantry, Company K, during the Civil War. On 9 September 1862, while at Williamsburg, VA, Scott was taken as prisoner to Libby Prison. After three months, he was part of a prisoner exchange, and was able to return to his former regiment. He was mustered out of service in February 1866. Scott is reported to have engaged in 54 battles during the war with no injuries. After the war, when the U.S. Congress established a national cemetery at Fredericksburg, VA, Scott was employed to supervise the removal of the remains of Union soldiers killed and buried in shallow graves throughout the area. The bodies were identified when possible, and given proper burial in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Scott later assisted in the survey of the Indianapolis and Vincennes Railroad, and opened a painting business in Indianapolis. Robert H. Scott died on March 3, 1912 in Indianapolis, and is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery, Soldiers Grave 1238, Section 9. His death certificate lists him as widowed (no name). The Bangor Daily Commercial (1904) indicates he had a brother in Ellsworth, Maine.

Sources:, Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011. “Bangor Daily Commercial”, Saturday, August 20, 1904.


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 records donation from Rose Lynn Goseny on 1967/06.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/08/11 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2016/08/11 by Linda Gellert.
Robert H. Scott collection
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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