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William Henry Harrison Terrell collection

 Collection — Folder: S1294
Identifier: S1294

Scope and Contents

This collection includes papers, letters and clippings from William Henry Harrison Terrell in Indiana ranging from 1862 to 1883, regarding the U.S. Civil War, chiefly the claims on the Indiana State Arsenal during the U.S. Civil War (July 30, 1862); the state's settlement of claims and accounts at war's end (1865-1868), and Indiana soldiers' war service.


  • 1862-1883


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

William Henry Harrison Terrell was born November 13, 1827 to John and Sally (Moore) Terrell, in Henry County, Kentucky. The following year, the family moved to Indiana. On November 19, 1850, William married Sarah Eliza Church, who was two years his junior. They had two children, Emma M., who was 27 in the 1880 census, and George Fisher, who was 25 and working as a postal clerk in 1880. The census also records Emma A. Terrell, age 24, daughter-in-law of W. H. Terrell, and Gertrude E. Terrell, age 2, granddaughter. During the U.S. Civil War, Terrell was the adjutant general of Indiana and served as Governor Oliver P. Morton's secretary. From 1866 to 1869, Terrell published the multi-volume history, Indiana in the War of the Rebellion. He died on May 16, 1884, and was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.


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.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/06/22 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2017/06/22 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2017/06/27 by Brittany Kropf.
William Henry Harrison Terrell collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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