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Howard G. Walker collection on the 81st Indiana Regiment

Identifier: L448

Scope and Contents

This collection includes five volumes from Howard G. Walker ranging from 1996 to 1999 regarding 81st Indiana Regiment. These volumes include extracts of reports of time of battle by leaders, calender astronomical reports, records of correspondence, roster of volunteers, and collection of photographs of headstones.


  • 1996-1999

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.

Historical note

The 81st Indiana Volunteer Infantry was an infantry regiment used during the Civil War that supported the Union Army. It was organized in 1862 until 1865 under the command of Colonel William W. Caldwell in New Albany, Indiana. "The regiment was attached to 32nd Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, September 1862. 32nd Brigade, 9th Division, III Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XX Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to March 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, XX Corps, to October 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, IV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June 1865."

Howard G. Walker was born in 1930 and passed away in 2010 in Montgomery, Alabama.


Wikipedia. "81st Indiana Volunteer Infantry." Retrieved 2015 from "Howard G. Walker Obituary." Retrieved 2015 from


0.6 Cubic Feet (2 manuscript boxes)

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This collection is arranged by subject.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Howard G. Walker on 1999/07 and 2000/01.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed 2016/10/26 by Kori Nell. EAD finding aid created 2016/10/26 by Kori Nell.
Howard G. Walker collection on the 81st Indiana Regiment
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

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