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Robert C. Enos scrapbook

 Collection — Folder: S2445
Identifier: S2445

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a scrapbook kept by Robert C. Enos while living at the Indiana State Soldiers’ Home in Lafayette, Indiana. The scrapbook has newspaper clipping ranging from 1898 to 1907 and undated regarding a variety of topics, including the population growth of Indiana and the United States, the origin of place names, the business center of Indianapolis during the 1850s and 1860s, and the Soldiers' Home. A number of the clippings are related to the Civil War and the 11th Indiana Regiment, including a facimile of President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, articles about the major battles the 11th Indiana took part in, and articles about the regiment's officers Lew Wallace, Daniel Macauley, and George F. McGinnis. The collection also includes Enos's August 30, 1864 Civil War discharge paper which is attached to the inside back cover of the scrapbook.


  • 1864-1907, undated

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

Robert C. Enos was born April 3, 1839 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Benjamin and Jane (Evans) Enos. On August 24, 1861, he enrolled at Indianapolis as a private with Company I, 11th Indiana Infantry Regiment during the U.S. Civil War. Enos served three years with the regiment and was discharged at Harpers Ferry, Virginia on August 30, 1864. He lived in Indianapolis and was a carpenter by trade before becoming a resident of the Indiana State Soldiers’ Home (now the Indiana Veterans' Home) in Lafayette, Indiana in the late 1890s. Enos passed away at the age of 68 on February 15, 1908 and was buried in the Indiana Soldiers Home Cemetery.


Information found within collection. "Robert C. Enos." 1900 United States Federal Census. Accessed November 2, 2022. "Robert C. Enas." Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2011. Accessed November 2, 2022. "Robert C. Enos." Web: Indiana, U.S., Civil War Soldier Database Index, 1861-1865. Accessed November 2, 2022.


0.04 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.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2022/11/02 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2022/11/02 by Laura Eliason.
Robert C. Enos scrapbook
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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