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Job Barnard, Civil War diary

 Collection — Volume: V026
Identifier: V026

Scope and Contents

This is one volume titled “Diary of a Soldier” by Job Barnard. There is also a note stating “Printed by Charles Arthur Barnard, 1893”. The diary is typed and is 106 pages long. The diary opens with Barnard joining Company K of the 73rd Indiana Infantry in 1862 and concludes with his mustering out in the middle of 1865. The diary consists of semi daily entries of varying lengths. Some entries are only a sentence or two long while others last for a page or more.


  • 1862-1865


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

Job Barnard was born in 1844 to William and Sarah Barnard. In 1862, he joined Company K of the 73rd Indiana Regiment when the company was formed in August of 1862. The 73rd fought in the western theater of the Civil War. They were a part of the fighting at the Battle of Stones River and were engaged in a number of smaller skirmishes throughout the theater and during guard duty of various railroads. Job and the rest of the 73rd were mustered out in the summer of 1865, when Job was a first sergeant. After the war, Job married Florence A. in 1868 and together they had three sons, Ralph P., Clarence, and Charles A Barnard. Job and his family moved to Washington DC in the 1870s and Job worked as a justice of the Supreme Court in DC. Job died on February 28, 1923 and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

Sources: Turner, Ann. “Guide to Indiana Civil War Manuscripts”, 1965; “1910 Federal Census”, “1920 Federal Census”; “1860 Federal Census”; “Job Barnard”;


0.1 Cubic Feet (1 volume)

Language of Materials



This collection is only one item.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Mrs. Boese Barnard on 1967/03/29.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2018/09/18 by Abby Currier. EAD finding aid created 2018/09/18 by Abby Currier.
Job Barnard, Civil War diary
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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