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Mahlon Slutz reminiscences

 Collection — Folder: S1198
Identifier: S1198

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a typewritten copy of Mahlon Slutz's reminiscences of his service with the 107th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Slutz's reminiscences begin with his first attempt to enlist in the army in December, 1861 and his eventual enlistment with the 107th on August 11, 1862. Slutz mentioned battles and skirmishes he and his regiment were part of and shared his experiences at Gettysburg, including his wounding, capture and escape from the Confederate Army.


  • 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

Mahlon Slutz was born on September 12, 1845 in Ohio to William and Anna Slutz. He enlisted in Company D, 107th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862. He took part in several battles and skirmishes, including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Honey Hill and Swift Creek in South Carolina. He mustered out with his company on July 10, 1865. After the war, he became a minister of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Rev. Slutz passed away at the age of 84 on April 10, 1929.


Information found within collection. "Mahlon J. Slutts." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed December 9, 2017. "Mahlon J. Slutz." Ohio Soldier Grave Registrations, 1804-1958. Accessed December 9, 2017.


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 Edith Walden on 1974/02/25.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/12/09 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 201712/09 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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