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John H. Ream discharge paper

 Collection — Folder: S2508
Identifier: S2508

Scope and Contents

This collection include the discharge certificate of John Henry Ream, who served in the Minute Men (106th Indiana Regiment) in the U.S. Civil War, specifically during Morgan's 1863 Raid into Indiana. The certificate, issued by the Adjutant General's Office is dated June 18, 1892, and is signed by N. R. Ruckle, Adjutant General. The document states that John H. Ream was a corporal in Company C, 106th Regiment, Indiana Minute Men, from July 10-15, 1863.


  • 1863

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

John Henry Ream was born on December 10, 1838 in Shanesville, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. At the age of 12, he lived in Peru, Miami County, Indiana. Ream married Charlotte "Lottie" Abbott Covell (1849-1936) on February 21, 1873 in Walker, Kent County, Michigan.

On July 10, 1863, he was enrolled as a corporal in Company C, 106th Indiana Regiment, known as the "Minute Men." They were enlisted to defend against the invasion of General John Hunt Morgan and his 2,000 Confederates who invaded Indiana. The 106th regiment had 792 soldiers led by Colonel Isaac P. Gray. The regiment travelled from Indianapolis to Cincinnati, but did not engage in a battle with the Rebels. Returning to Indianapolis, they were mustered out on July 18th. However, Corporal Ream's record shows he was mustered out on July 15, 1863, by Captain Goodman.


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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records transfer from Indiana State Museum in 1974; donation from Amy L. Riser on 1974/06/14.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/09/08 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2016/09/08 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/09/30 by Brittany Kropf.
John H. Ream discharge paper
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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