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George B. Dausman letters

Identifier: V008

Scope and Contents

This collection includes one volume from George B. Dausman in Indiana ranging from 1862 to 1863 regarding Civil War regimental history.


  • 1862-1863


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 Benton Dausman was the son of Jacob Dausman, who came from Germany at the age of 18. Jacob was born about 1820, and came first to New York City, then to Canton, Ohio, and finally settled in Elkhart County, Indiana. The 1860 federal census for Concord, Elkhart County, lists the following nine members of the Dausman Family: David, age 39; Margaret, age 38; George B. 18; Mary, 15; Amanda, 13; Elthia, 11; Margaret Ann, 9; Regino, 5; and William, age 1.

George Dausman served in Company H, 75th Indiana Volunteer Regiment. He died on February 28, 1863 of diarrhea, and is buried in the National Cemetery at Murfreesborough, Tennessee, in section J, grave number 3715.


0.03 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Elkhart County Historical Society on 1969/10/01.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2013/10/10 by Bethany Fiechter. EAD finding aid created 2013/10/10 by Bethany Fiechter.
George B. Dausman letters
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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