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George Dudley Stratton letters and diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2908

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of photocopies of letters written by Sergeant George Stratton, 66th Indiana Regiment, Company B, to his family, 1862-1865. The second folder includes a newspaper clipping on the Stratton family and three pages of Stratton family genealogy notes. The third folder consists of a typed and bound photocopy of Stratton's personal diary from January 1, 1865-May 24 1865 transcribed by Robert B. Scott.


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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

George Stratton was born in Shelby County, Kentucky, in 1842, to David and Martha Ann (Shanks) Stratton. In 1845, he moved with this family to Washington County, Indiana (near Campbellsburg). He married Camilla Russell on November 5, 1865 in Salem, Indiana. Stratton died on November 30, 1918, in Harvey County, Kansas.

Of the ten Stratton children, four served in the Civil War: George and William, 66th Indiana Regiment; Samuel, 25th Indiana Regiment; and Seth, 107th Indiana Regiment. The letters include discussions of the Battle of Collierville; Siege of Vicksburg; and Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. The diary includes movement of the Regiment from Georgia to Washington, D.C.

Sources: Correspondence from Robert B. Scott, Prairie Village, Kansas; and U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.


0.03 Cubic Feet (3 folders)

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This collection is arranged by chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a records donation from Robert B. Scott on 1989/05/25, and 1989/06/10.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2017/10/24 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2017/10/24 by Linda Gellert.
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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