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Henry C. Barter discharge certificate

 Collection — Folder: S1836
Identifier: S1836

Scope and Contents

This collection includes the Civil War discharge certificate of Henry C. Barter, drummer of Company F, 25th Indiana Regiment. Barter was discharged on August 18, 1864 and the certificate was given at Chattanooga, Tennessee and signed by 1st Lieutenant Robert G. Shannon on August 22, 1864. In the upper left corner, there is a "Bounty Paid" stamp by E.L. Moore, Paymaster of the United States, dated March 27, 1867.


  • 1864-1867

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

Henry Clay Barter was born in December 1844 in Posey County, Indiana. He enrolled in Company F, 25th Indiana Regiment on July 23, 1861 and mustered in on August 19, 1861 for three years service. He was discharged on August 18, 1864. He married Fannie Gordon in 1867 and they had 4 children. Over the years, Mr. Barter lived with his family in Indiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Missouri, and Kansas. A drummer boy during the war, he organized the Civil War Veterans Drum Corps of Wichita around 1907. Following the death of Fannie in 1910, he married Mary Elizabeth Mathews in 1912. He passed away in Wichita on December 26, 1924.


Information found within collection. "Henry C. Barter." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed March 30, 2020. "Henry C. Barter." Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800-1941. Accessed March 30, 2020. "Henry Clay Barter." Memorial ID 25994376. Accessed March 30, 2020.

"Only 2 Left of Original Veterans Drum Corps." The Wichita Beacon (KS), July 2, 1922.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection consists of one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Paul Calderhead on 1975/11/17.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2020/03/30 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2020/03/30 by Laura Eliason.
Henry C. Barter discharge certificate
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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