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Indianapolis light artillery ribbon

 Collection — Folder: S1871
Identifier: S1871

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two items. The first is a ribbon showing pictures of the members of the Indianapolis Light Artillery, "The Jolly Beggars," with the place name and date "Omaha, June 13-20, 1892". The second item is a letter transmitting the ribbon and providing a brief personal history of Battery A of the Indiana State Militia.


  • 1892, 1957

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.

Administrative History

Battery A of the Indiana State Militia was comprised of Charles G. Henry (who donated the ribbon in this collection), Albert Navin, Otis Birge, Foss Shideler, and Charles Van Tilburgh (all five pictured on the ribbon). The battery was part of the Old Champion drill teams and drilled under Captain Curtis (1889-1895). The battery drilled at the old fairgrounds in Indianapolis. It later drilled at an armory at 16th and Senate Avenue.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Indiana State Militia (I.S.M.).


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998 by Philip N. Williams. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/24 by Jennifer Carter.
Indianapolis light artillery ribbon
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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