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Benjamin Franklin Askren diary

 Collection — Folder: S3065
Identifier: S3065
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photocopy of a diary from Benjamin Franklin Askren in Nashville, Tennessee ranging from January 1 to June 10, 1864 regarding troop movements, soldiers in their free time, their duties, inspections and drills and his facial wound and his eventual decision to live during the U.S. Civil War.

Carl A. Zenor Civil War collection

 Collection — Folder: S1957
Identifier: S1957
Scope and Contents This collection contains American Civil War documents collected by Carl A. Zenor ranging from 1862 to 1963 and includes an incomplete copy of the Touch the Elbow Songster (1862); a typewritten transcript of a letter sent to Francis M. Busby of Lebanon, Indiana from Edward Reynolds at the headquarters of the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division near Atlanta, Georgia (July 31, 1864); a photocopy of an army pass granted to Busby to travel to Alabama and signed by Governor...

Civil War veterans reunions badges collection

 Collection — Folder: S1512
Identifier: S1512
Scope and Contents This collection includes various badges (ribbons) from regimental reunions and veterans organizations' meetings, such as the Grand Army of the Republic and the Women's Relief Corps (WRC),in Indiana ranging from 1877 to 1921. There is also a postcard to John A. Cottman from William W. Dudley in Richmond, Indiana on June 20, 1873 regarding badges of the "Iron Brigade", which included the 19th Indiana Regiment.

George W. Grubbs letters

 Collection — Folder: S0553
Identifier: S0553
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters written by George W. Grubbs to his family, ranging from 1863 to 1865, while serving in the U.S. Civil War. He talks about his family as well as his experiences in the war.

Jerry Barker letters

 Collection — Folder: S0067
Identifier: S0067
Scope and Contents This collection contains a series of letters written by Civil War soldier Jerry Barker to his brother, Joe, who was living in Indianapolis, ranging from 1862 to 1863. The letters discuss daily life in a Union soldiers’ encampment and the economic difficulties of being a soldier.

Mrs. Richard Hausdorfer collection

 Collection — Folder: S611
Identifier: S0611
Scope and Contents This collection includes a Civil War era photo of John W. Vaught from Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana taken by Thomas J. Merritt of Nashville, Tennessee and issues of the Farmer's Pocket Companion from the Rock Island Plow Company, Rock Island, Illinois (1894) and the John Deer Company of Moline, Illinois (1900).

Samuel K. Harryman letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0603
Scope and Contents This collection contains Civil War letters from Samuel K. Harryman to Margaret Moore of Mooresville, Indiana while he was serving with 70th Indiana Infantry Regiment in Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and the Carolina from 1862 to 1865.

Samuel Merrill collection

 Collection
Identifier: L106
Scope and Contents The collection consists principally of Merrill’s Civil War papers, including his letters to his wife and sister in Indianapolis from Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and South Carolina (1862-1865). Also included are his war diary (1863), orders, clothing and equipment records, as well as other official military papers (1862-1865). The collection also contains business papers of Merrill and his family (1850-circa 1900), including papers of his father, essays on Indiana’s state capitals, and the...

Sydney C. Kerksis papers

 Collection
Identifier: S0770
Scope and Contents This collection contains 2 sets of photocopies of Sydney C. Kerksis's typescript, "Action at Gilgal Church, Georgia, June 15-16, 1864." The typescript includes a narrative of the action, official reports, extracts of regimental reports, regimental histories and extracts from Civil War diaries. Pages 41, 50-51 of the typescript are missing. Also included in the collection is a booklet entitled, "Twelve Views of the Indianapolis Flood of March 1913 Taken by a Daring Photographer During the Worst...

William R. Lowes letters

 Collection — Folder: S0856
Identifier: S0856
Scope and Contents There are 26 items in this collection, all letters with the exception of one small envelope addressed to: “Mrs. Rhoda A. Lowes, Acton, Marion County, Ind.” Joe E. Lowes wrote to his brother on September 23, 1861 and said he was gratified to be an uncle of a girl, although his favorite name was Eveline. He tells about a muddy march, but does not say where.D. H. Stoops wrote to Lieutenant Lowes from the City General Hospital in Indianapolis, on July 20, 1864, saying that he and the...