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Theodore Cowen collection

 Collection — Folder: S2048
Identifier: S2048

Scope and Contents

The collections contains letters sent by Theodore Cowen to his parents, sister Semeramia, and brother Harris, in Warsaw, Indiana, between 1863 and 1864, while he served throughout Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky. Also included is a resolution by the Soldiers Aid Society in Warsaw, and a poem about the Civil War entitled, “Why I Don’t Join the Veterans”.


  • 1863-1864


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

Theodore Cowen (also spelled Cowan) of Warsaw, Indiana (born Nov. 16) was mustered into the 4th Indiana Cavalry, Company C, on August 2, 1862. He died in Louisville, KY on December 23, 1864 holding the rank of sergeant.

From previous finding aid


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from S.C. Kutz on 1951/10/25.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1998/05/27 by Andrea Bean Hough. Collection reprocessed 2018/09/06 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/09/06 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid updated 2018/09/12 by Lauren Patton.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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