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Adonijah P. Hulings diary

 Collection — Folder: S2244
Identifier: S2244

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies of Adonijah P. Hulings's 1863 pocket diary. A note he entered at the beginning of the diary states that he purchased it on December 17, 1862 in Memphis, Tennessee during the time he was serving with the 69th Indiana Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He began his December 1862 entries in the memoranda section and then filled out the daily entries throughout 1863. The first page of the photocopies also includes the notation that the diary pages were sent to Eunice (Parker) Mannen "for copy" in June 1965 by Mr. Huling's son Russell Hulings of Sidney, Montana.


  • 1862-1863, 1965


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

Adonijah Peacock Hulings was born August 1, 1842 in Randolph County, Indiana to Auley M. and Margaret (Peacock) Hulings. During the U.S. Civil War, he mustered into Company D, 69th Indiana Infantry Regiment on August 9, 1862 and was discharged due to disability on May 22, 1863. Following the war, he returned to Randolph County and married Rachel Willis. She passed away in Indianapolis in 1868. He moved to Iowa then moved again to Jewell County, Kansas to homestead in 1871. He married Rachel Jane Roberts around 1874 and they had 9 children. They later moved to Missouri and then moved to Richland County, Montana to homestead 320 acres in 1912. Hulings passed away at the age of 78 in Sidney, Montana on March 14, 1921.

Sources: "Adonijah Hulings." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed September 4, 2021. "Adonijah Hulings." U.S., Civil War Soldier Reocrds and Profiles, 1861-1865. Accessed September 4, 2021. "Adonijah Peacock Hulings." Find a Grave Memorial ID 8292680. Accessed September 4, 2021.

Mannen, Eunice Parker. "The Hulings Family." University Park, N.M.: N.p., 1966?. Genealogy Division, Indiana State Library. [Pam.] ISLG 929.2 H912 NO. 1.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Eunice P. Mannen on 1967/04/25.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2021/10/04 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2021/10/04 by Laura Eliason.
Adonijah P. Hulings diary
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.