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Henry Clay Loveland collection

 Collection — Folder: S2503
Identifier: S2503

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies and typed transcriptions of Civil War letters and documents written by and about Henry Clay Loveland and his parents, Ebenezer and Jane. The first item is an 1850 certificate of membership to the American Legal Association for Ebenezer P. Loveland. On April 27, 1862, Clay wrote to his family from Pittsburg Landing, where the Battle of Shiloh had been fought on April 7 and 8. He arrived after the fighting. Their trip from St. Louis took 75 hours. He tells about the sights during the journey from Indianapolis. A funeral invitation for Lieut. H. Clay Loveland at the Court House in Peru, Indiana, on June 29, 1864, shows that Rev. F. S. McCabe conducted the services. His grave number is 8, in lot 15, at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Peru. The most recent item in the collection is a certificate dated May 11, 1970, which states that 2nd Lieutenant Henry C. Loveland, age 18, died of disease at Bethel, Tennessee, on June 14, 1862.


  • 1850-1970

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

Henry Clay Loveland, who went by Clay, was born on March 12, 1844, in Peru, Indiana, to Ebenezer Pratt Loveland (1817-1871) and Nancy Jane Hood Loveland (1823-1871). On December 24, 1861, Clay enlisted in the 14th Light Artillery Battery. He died from disease on June 14, 1862, in Bethel, Tennessee, and is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Peru, Miami County, Indiana.


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 John E. Loveland on 1975/8/18.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing and finding aid completed 2016/8/25 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Henry Clay Loveland collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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