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Augustus G. Sinks papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1193

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a copy of Augustus G. Sink’s Four Years in Dixie, a history of the 46th Indiana Regiment during the Civil War. Also included is a copy of the complete muster roll of the 46th Indiana, copies of newspaper clippings concerning the 46th Indiana, and a copy of Sinks’ obituary.


  • 1861-1865


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

Augustus G. Sinks was born in Montgomery County, Ohio on February 12, 1841. He married Mary Alspach and they had two children. In 1877, two year’s after Mary’s death, he married Roanna I. Babcock and they had two children. In 1861, he enlisted in the 46th Indiana Regiment, Company K where he remained until 1865 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Sergeant. Augustus G. Sinks died in June 1915.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from the Fulton County Historical Society on 1965/11/09.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2006/12 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid revised 2015/10/30 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/30 by Lauren Patton.
Augustus G. Sinks papers
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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