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George W. Stephens Civil War letters

 Collection — Folder: S1247
Identifier: S1247

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises photocopied letters to and from George W. Stephens from 1862 regarding his experiences during the U.S. Civil War and news about his family back home.


  • 1862


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

George W. Stephens was born about 1843 to George and Mary A. Stephens. The family lived in Salt Creek, Monroe County, Indiana during his early childhood and relocated to Jackson, Brown County, Indiana later. Stephens enlisted in Company H, 53rd Indiana Regiment in Indianapolis at the age of 18. He died in Corinth, Mississippi on July 1, 1862.


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 Helen Hollenbark on 1968/03/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/02/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2017/02/02 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2017/02/27 by Brittany Kropf.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.