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William C. Tarkington, Civil War postings

 Collection — Folder: S1857
Identifier: S1857

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a list of posts held by William C. Tarkington during the Civil War created by Major Robert C. Davis, Adjutant General. The posts are listed chronologically from his appointment as Lieutenant by Governor Morton in April of 1861 to his resignation on September 11, 1863.


  • undated

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 Claiborne Tarkington was born in 1816 to Jesse H. Tarkington and Mary Tarkington. He was married to Eliza Kay Tarkington and had nine children. He served during the American Civil War from 1861 until 1863.He was promoted to captain by President Abraham Lincoln and appointed Commissary of Subsistence on Brigadier General Joseph J. Reynolds' staff where he served until he resigned in September of 1863. He died on July 19, 1895. He is currently buried in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana.


"William Claiborne Tarkington in the U.S., Find a Grave Index, 1600s to Current." Accessed May 31, 2018.

"William Claiborne Tarkington in the U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865." Accessed May 31, 2018.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection only contains one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation in 1997/06


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/05/31 by [Julia Deros]. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/31 by Julia Deros.
William C. Tarkington, Civil War postings
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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