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34th Indiana Regiment Civil War letter

 Collection — Folder: S3135
Identifier: S3135

Scope and Contents

The collection includes one undated, incomplete letter, whose contents fall into two parts. Pages 1 and 2 speak of “old buckners army”, the cold, and remark on the 93 members of the guard having to shoot their guns every morning. This first half of the letter closes with instructions to write to: “34th Regt. Ind. Vol. [,] Company A[,] in care of Capt. Wm. Twaim…Louisville, Ky.” The second half of the letter, pages 3 and 4, makes remarks on the character of the Rebels and reports that the author has received 13 letters. It begins with the words “So Good buy maby for the last time.” The letter is very fragile and cannot be removed from its sleeve.


  • circa 1861-1865

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

The unknown author of this letter was assigned to Company A of the 34th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, which was organized on September 16, 1861 at Indianapolis.

Source: Previous Finding Aid


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials



This collection only contains one item.

Custodial History

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


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 1999/04/15 by Philip N. Williams. Collection reprocessed 2018/09/10 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/09/10 by Abby Currier.
Civil War, 34th Indiana Regiment letter
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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