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Thomas N. McClung papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2628

Scope and Contents

This collection includes thirty-four letters written by Thomas N. McClung while he was a Union soldier during the Civil War to his family. Also included are three photographs, one newspaper clipping, and a copy of the "History of the Seventeenth Indiana: It's Marches and Battles."


  • 1861-1931

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

Thomas Nathan McClung was born in Indiana in 1845 and resided in Brick Mill, Sullivan County, Indiana before serving as a soldier during the U.S. Civil War in Co. I, 17th Indiana Regiment. He mustered in on 12 June 1861 as a private and mustered out on 8 August 1865 as a corporal.

Mr. McClung married Amanda J. Mayfield on January 19, 1867. They had one daughter. When Thomas N. McClung died in 1931 he was the last surviving member of Co. I.


0.02 Cubic Feet (2 folders)

Language of Materials



This collection is arranged by chronologically.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Item Listing

1861, May 12 Camp Morton, Indianapolis

1861, June 9 Camp Morton, Indianapolis

1861, July 7 Parkersburg, Virginia

1861, Nov. 13 Huttonville, West Virginia

1861, Dec. 4 Camp Buel

1861, Dec.-1862, Feb. Camp Wickliffe, Kentucky

1862, Mar. 28 Camp Andrew Jackson, Tennessee

1862, May 25 Camp near Corinth, Mississippi

1862, June 5 Camp near Bear Creek, Mississippi

1862, Sept. 13 Bowlinggreen[sic], Kentucky

1862, Dec. 15 Nashville, Tennessee

1863, Jan. 6 Nashville, Tennessee

1863, Feb. 2 Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1863, Feb. 27 Camp near Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1863, Mar. 1 Louisville, Kentucky (letter torn)

1863, Mar. 12 Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1863, Apr. 15 Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1863, Apr. 30 Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1863, June 13 Camp near Murfreesboro, Tennessee

1863, Aug. 2 Decherd, Tennessee

1863, Sept. 27 Camp near Chattanooga, Tennessee

1863, Nov. 10 Maysville, Alabama

1863, Dec. 9 Huntsville, Alabama

1864, Apr. 7 Louisville, Kentucky

1864, Apr. 21 Cave City, Kentucky

1864, May 30 Camp near Dalace [sic], Georgia

1864, July 6 Roswell Factory Marietta, Georgia

1864, Aug. 6 Camp near Atlanta, Georgia

1864, Sept. Camp in front of Atlanta, Georgia

1864, Nov. 16 Louisville, Kentucky

1864, Dec. 7 Louisville, Kentucky

1865, Jan. 19 Columbia, Tennessee

1865, Feb. 21 Gravelly Springs, Alabama

1865, May 18. Montgomery, Alabama

1865, July 1 Macon, Pennsylvania

1886 History of the Seventeenth Indiana: It's Marches and Battles

1931 Obituary for Thomas N. McClung

1860s Thomas N. McClung photograph

1860s Unknown McClung photograph

1928 Thomas N. McClung and Mary Jane Gray

Processing Information

Collection processing completed by Jill Costill Campbell. EAD finding aid created in 2004 by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson. EAD finding aid updated 2015/11/12 by Laura Eliason.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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