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9th Indiana Cavalry Civil War diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2615

Scope and Contents

This collection contains 2 diaries written by either Robert Young (according to Susan Traux) or James L. DuBois (according to David Frost), both of whome mustered out August 28, 1865, ranging from January 1, 1864 to September 12, 1865 concerning service in Company D, 9th Indiana Cavalry during the U.S. Civil War. There are also typed transcripts of the diaries created by Susan Traux and information from David Frost of Los Angeles, California listing relatives mentioned in the diaries who fit with family members of James DuBois.


  • 1864-1865

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.

Historical Note

The 9th Indiana Cavalry, 121st Regiment, was recruited in the fall and winter, 1863. They were organized as a regiment on March 1, 1864, in Indianapolis. Traveling by train, the soldiers left Indianapolis on May 3, 1864 for Nashville, Tennessee, and then to Pulaski, where they remained until November 23, 1864. They fought against Generals Wheeler and Forrest in Alabama and Tennessee. They went to New Orleans early in 1865. They were stationed at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Some of the men were on the steamer Sultana when it sank in April 1865.


0.03 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2012/12 Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created in 2012/12 Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2022/12/14 by Brittany Kropf.
9th Indiana Cavalry Civil War diary
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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