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Mathew M. Salisbury papers

 Collection — Folder: S1754
Identifier: S1754

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a letter and two documents regarding Mathew M. Salisbury's service in the U.S. Civil War. The letter is from the Benjamin C. Wright & Co. and was sent on June 17, 1887 in response to a request by Mr. Salisbury for a copy of his discharge from Company K, 2nd Cavalry, 41st Regiment. His August 5, 1862 discharge paper was sent with the letter and is included in the collection. The second document is Salisbury's discharge paper from the 24th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery dated August 3, 1865 and given at Indianapolis, Indiana.


  • 1862-1887


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

Mathew M. Salisbury was born on June 22, 1846 in Carroll County, Indiana to James and Elizabeth Salisbury. At the age of 15, he ran away to join the army during the U.S. Civil War. Salisbury mustered in on December 24, 1861 as a private with Company K, 2nd Cavalry, 41st Regiment Indiana Volunteers and served until August 5, 1862 when he was discharged for disability. Salisbury then enlisted with the 24th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery and mustered in on February 4, 1863. He served until the end of the war, spending time as a prisoner at Andersonville Prison in Georgia before being mustered out on August 3, 1865. Salisbury married Minerva Jane Cline on September 18, 1866 and they had 14 children. He was a carpenter by trade and passed away at the age of 89 on December 21, 1935.

Sources: "Mathew M. Salisbury." Indiana Marriages, 1810-2001. Accessed February 15, 2018. "Mathew M. Salisbury." Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947. Accessed February 15, 2018.

"Matthew Salisbury: An Early Resident of This County, Dies." Delphi Journal (IN), December 26, 1935. Accessed February 15, 2018.


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 Effie Cochran on 1943/05/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/02/15 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/02/15 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.