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William T. B. McIntire collection

 Collection — Folder: S1897
Identifier: S1897

Scope and Contents

This collection includes three items: a February 12,1863 issue of the Indianapolis Daily Journal, with the published memorial and resolutions of the Indiana Soldiers in the Department of the Cumberland that were given to the Indiana General Assembly as a refutation that the soldiers wanted a "cessasion of hostilities" before the rebellion was put down; a July 24, 1863 message sent by Brigadier General Beatty to Lt. Colonel McIntire with an order to detail four men for fatigue duty; and a clipping of a newspaper article titled "How Jeff. Davis Is Starved" and written in response to alleged suffering by Davis from short rations (circa 1866).


  • 1863-1866


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 T. B. McIntire was born in February 1828 in Pike County, Indiana to John and Frances McIntire. He married Rachel Woods Jaquess in November, 1851. On September 12, 1861, he was appointed a captain of Company I, 42nd Indiana Infantry Regiment. McIntire was promoted to major in November 1862, then to lieutenant colonel in July 1863 before resigning on December 12, 1864. Following the war, he moved to Minnesota, living in St. Cloud and then Minneapolis. Following the death of Rachel in 1881, McIntire married Ellen Young in August 1885. The family later moved to Portland, Oregon and he was active in the Portland Grand Army of the Republic Post 3. He died on November 22, 1904.

Sources: "W B McIntire." 1870 United States Federal Census. Accessed July 20, 2020. "William McIntire." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed July 20, 2020. "Wm T B McIntire." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed July 20, 2020. "Wm T B McEntire." Minnesota, Marriages Index, 1849-1950. Accessed July 20, 2020. "W.T.B. McIntire." Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748-1993. Accessed July 20, 2020.

Civil War Index. "42nd Indiana Infantry Officer Roster." 42nd Indiana Infantry in the American Civil War. Accessed July 20, 2020.

"Necrological." Minneapolis Journal (Minn.), November 23, 1904.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.
William T. B. McIntire collection
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Repository Details

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