W. H. H. Terrell, "Governor Oliver P. Morton" essays
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- circa 1870s
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In 1861, following the outbreak of war, Terrell was appointed secretary of the military auditing board. In January 1862, he was appointed by Governor Morton as military secretary of the executive department, then was given full management and administrative duties of the newly established Bureau of Finance in 1863 and given the rank of colonel. In 1864, Terrell was appointed Indiana adjutant general and given the rank of brigadier general. He continued in this position until resigning in 1869 to accept an appointment as third assistant postmaster general. His last public appointment was as a U.S. pension agent in Indianapolis, a position he held from 1873 to 1877. General Terrell died at the age of 56 on May 16, 1884.
"Death of Gen. W.H.H. Terrell." The Republic (Ind.), May 17, 1884.
"Death of General W.H.H. Terrell: The End of a Log and Busy Career of Unsefulness and Honor." Indianapolis Journal (Ind.), May 17, 1884.
Thompson, Donald E., comp. Indiana Authors and Their Books, 1967-1980. Crawfordsville, Ind.: Wabash College, 1981.
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