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Andrew C. Ranard poem

 Collection — Folder: S2652
Identifier: S2652

Scope and Contents

This collection includes a copy of the published narrative poem "A War Ballad" by Andrew C. Ranard. The undated poem is 19 stanzas and relates the events of the Battle of Resaca during the U.S. Civil War. It should be noted that Ranard's name is spelled Rinard in the citation at the end of the poem: "This is the ballad of A.C. Rinard, Co. I, 22nd Regt. Ind Vet. Vols."


  • circa 1865-1900


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

Andrew C. Ranard was born on November 23, 1841 in Whitehall, Owen County, Indiana to William and Martha Ranard. His family moved to Van Buren County, Iowa when he was seven years old. Following the deaths of both his parents, he and his siblings returned to Indiana. In July 1861, he enlisted in Company I, 22nd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Ranard was captured at Kenesaw Mountain on June 26, 1854 and spent time as a prisoner of war at both Andersonville and Florence before being liberated on February 27, 1865. After his discharge on June 9, 1865, he returned to Van Buren County, Iowa. On August 17, 1865, Ranard married Mary C. Hootman and they had four daughters. In 1882, the family moved to Dakota Territory and eventually settled in McLean County. Ranard held the office of justice of the peace for 26 years and also served as a probate judge and clert of court. He died at the age of 67 on August 10, 1909.

Sources: "Andrew C. Rinard." Web: Indiana, Civil War Soldier Database Index, 1861-1865. Accessed July 17, 2019.

"A.C. Ranard Passed Away." The Washburn Leader (ND), August 13, 1909. Accessed July 17, 2019. "Andrew C. Ranard." Find a Grave Memorial. Accessed July 15, 2019.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

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This collection contains one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Willis A. Bohall on 1973/03/01.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2019/07/17 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2019/07/17 by Laura Eliason.
Andrew C. Ranard poem
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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