Civil War collection
Scope and Contents
There are also 3 bound volumes containing photo-offset copies of original manuscripts compiled circa 1914 by William Davis regarding the movements, camps, campaigns, skirmishes and battles of the 7th Indiana Infantry Regiment during the U.S. Civil War. Ranging from April 23, 1861 to June 30, 1863, the volumes include copies of diary entries, letters and the personal memories of Davis and his comrades John C. Henderson, Samuel G. List, and Samuel W. Vannuys. There are also three newspaper clippings from the Chicago Tribune regarding the League of Nations, the Irish Republic, and the Peace Conference from January 1919 added to volume 2. The fourth volume is a pension claim record book with entries from October 1869 to July 1870, but the book was later used as a recipe scrapbook and the undated additions to the book obscure several pension records (V113).
An oversize folder contains a sheet depicting bayonet exercises, circa 1860s (OBC013).
- Davis, William, 1838-1922 (Person)
Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Use
The 7th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana April 21-27, 1861 for three months service. The regiment was sent to West Virginia and took part in some of the early battles, including Philippi, Laurel Hill, and Carrick's Ford. The regiment was mustered out on August 2, 1861, but was reorganized and mustered back in on September 13, 1861 for three years service. The regiment was sent back to West Virginia where it engaged in the Battle of Greenbrier River in October of that year before moving on to Virginia. The regiment took part in many important battles of the war, including Antietam, Gettysburg and Cold Harbor. The 7th was mustered out of service on September 20, 1864.
Civil War Index. "7th Indiana Infantry Regiment in the American Civil War." Accessed June 4, 2019. https://civilwarindex.com/7th-indiana-infantry.html.
National Park Service. "7th Regiment, Indiana Infantry." Soldiers and Sailors Database: Search For Battle Units. Accessed June 3, 2019. https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units.htm.
0.47 Cubic Feet (1 folder, 1 large oversize folder, 4 volumes)
Language of Materials
- Anderson (Ind.)
- Columbus (Ind.)
- Congresses and conventions
- Franklin (Ind.)
- Grand Army of the Republic (U.S.)
- Grand Army of the Republic. Geo. H. Chapman Post No. 209 (Indianapolis, Ind.)
- Hancock County (Ind.)
- Henderson, John C., 1837-1922
- Indiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Indianapolis (Ind.)
- List, Samuel G., 1838-1864
- McKinley, William, 1843-1901
- Military veterans
- New Castle (Ind.)
- North Manchester (Ind.)
- Regimental histories
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Veterans
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 11th (1861-1865)
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 18th (1861-1865)
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 39th (1861-1863)
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 46th (1861-1865)
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 70th (1862-1865)
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 8th (1861-1865)
- United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment. 7th (1861-1864)
- Vannuys, Samuel W., 1840-1864
- Veterans -- Indiana
- Veterans -- Societies, etc.
- Woman’s Relief Corps (U.S.)
- Civil War veterans reunions badges collection
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description