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Civil War documents

 Collection — Folder: S2616
Identifier: S2616

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 8 certificates from the office of Oliver P. Morton, governor and commander-in-chief of the Indiana Militia, appointing men as officers in independent companies, such as Bracken Rangers (Cavalry), ranging from 1861 to 1862. The new officers were: John L. Dennis, James R. Bracken, Hugh Delzell, William H. Sherfy; John Gount, James McCurdy, and Josiah Forth. Additionally, there are 10 undated blank copies of “Morning Report of Capt. of Indiana Volunteers" in a small envelope.

Other papers include a draft agreement, dated February 14, 1865; General Order No. 16, dated August 13, 1864; Unest B. Plain’s discharge from military service dated February 10, 1866; and a telegram from George W. Steele to William Hammond in Irvington, Indiana dated January 12, 1910, announcing death of Unest Plain, and funeral Collection Inventory:


  • 1861-1910

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.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Charles M. Reagan on 1925/11/04.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2013/01 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created in 2013/01 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
Civil War documents
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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