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Morrison Davis parole document

 Collection — Folder: S2604
Identifier: S2604

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one parole document from the Army of Kentucky from 1862 regarding the parole of prisoner Morrison Davis.


  • 1862

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

Morrison Davis enlisted as a private in Company G, Indiana 16th Infantry Regiment on August 12, 1862. He mustered out on April 2, 1863.

Sources: Historical Data Systems, comp. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2009.

Historical Note

On August 19, 1862, the 16th Regiment left Indianapolis for Kentucky to aid in repelling General Kirby Smith. The battle of Richmond took place in Kentucky on August 30, 1862. The battle ended with Union defeat; 200 soldiers of the 16th Regiment being wounded and 600 taken prisoner. After defeat at Richmond, the prisoners were paroled and sent back to Indianapolis where they remained in camp until November.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


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Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Delores Jones on 1981/03/25.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2015/10/28 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid created 2015/10/28 by Lauren Patton.
Morrison Davis parole document
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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