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Cecil Beeson collection on Albert Woolson

 Collection — Folder: S2796
Identifier: S2796

Scope and Contents

This collection contains photocopies primarily on the life and military service of Albert Woolson. There is correspondence from Cecil Beeson in his acquisition of the papers, an article on the life of Albert Woolson, and copies of Woolson's military record, death certificate, and pension documents. The collection was created between 1956 and 1982.


  • 1956-1982

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Literary rights, including copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their legal heirs and assigns. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts. The publisher must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Albert Woolson was born in Watertown, New York on February 11, 1847 and served in the 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery as a drummer boy. He mustered in at St. Paul on October 10, 1864 and out on September 27, 1865 in Nashville, Tennessee. He died on August 2, 1956 as the last Union Civil War soldier.


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 Cecil Beeson on 1982/05/26.


No further additions are expected.
Cecil Beeson collection on Albert Woolson
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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