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Edmund Engle Civil War diaries and papers

Identifier: L410

Scope and Contents

The collection contains photostats of muster rolls, a marriage license, and other government papers of Captain Edmund Engle ranging from 1856 to 1880. Along with the official military documents, the collection also contains four diaries written by Engle. The diaries span from 1864 to 1866 and focuses primarily on his day-to-day activities like marching, encampment, and the general health of other soldiers.


  • 1856-1880


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 and Historical Note

Edmund Engle grew up and lived most of his life in Winchester, Indiana. Engle married Gertrude Bishop on October 15, 1856 in Randolph County. During the U.S. Civil War, he enlisted into the 124th Indiana Regiment on February 20, 1864. Engle left Camp Berne, Indiana, on March 18, 1864 and headed to Nashville, Tennessee. The 124th Indiaan Regiment marched through Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and the Carolinas during its tour of duty, and was involved in the Battle of Franklin, the Battle of Nashville, the Battle of Wise’s Fork, and was present at the surrender of Johnston’s army. Engle mustered out on August 31, 1865. The total casualty of the 124th Indiana was 155.


0.3 Cubic Feet (1 manuscript box)

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This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Frederick V. Bales on 1986/06/20.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2008/07 by Brent Abercrombie. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/14 by Lauren Patton. EAD finding aid revised 2020/09/08 by Brittany Kropf.
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Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.