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Alexander Abernathy memoir

 Collection — Folder: S002
Identifier: S0002
Scope and Contents The collection consists a two-page, typewritten photocopy of Alexander Abernathy's Civil War memoir and the history of the 9th Indiana Cavalry, 121st Indiana Regiment.

Alfred Gude collection

 Collection — Folder: S0556
Identifier: S0556
Scope and Contents This typed paper of Alfred Gude’s Civil War experiences tells of the awful conditions as a Union prisoner, of his three attempted escapes, and his final successful escape from Confederate captivity. After two years of hard fighting, Alfred was captured on May 3, 1863, near Rome, Georgia, by General Nathan Bedford Forrest and General Rody. As prisoners, the Union soldiers were sent to Atlanta, and then shipped to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. In Libby, they were closely guarded for a...

B. J. Warden Battle of Gettysburg personal narrative

 Collection — Folder: S1361
Identifier: S1361
Scope and Contents The collection contains one document on three full sheets and one half sheet of green paper detailing B. J. Warden’s experience at the Battle of Gettysburg during the U.S. Civil War, July 1-4, 1863.July 1, 1863 B. J. Warden was in the 4th Brigade under John R. Brook, 1st Division, 2nd Corps. The men came from Centerville across the Potomac River. He was not in the first day’s fighting, on July 1, because they stopped for muster so payrolls could be made out. They arrived in...

Denkichi Shindo collection

 Collection — Folder: S3255
Identifier: S3255
Scope and Contents This collection contains photocopies of photographs taken circa 1909 at the Staughton A. Fletcher home in Southport, Indiana. Most of the photographs are of Juanita and Vivian Lee and were taken in various outdoor locations on the Fletcher property. Denkichi Shindo stands with the Lee sisters in one of the photographs. The collection also includes "Blind Old Horse Ruben", a reminiscence written by Shindo in 1946 about his time at the Fletcher home from 1908 to 1909, most notably his memories of...

E. S. Guilbert collection

 Collection — Folder: S0557
Identifier: S0557
Scope and Contents In March 1830, Abraham Lincoln journeyed from southern Indiana to Illinois with his parents. When they went through Vincennes, legend has it that Abraham toured the Western Sun and General Advertiser newspaper office, where he saw his first printing press, and talked to Editor Stout. Mr. Guilbert wrote to Roy H. Garrigus, editor of the Vincennes Sun-Commercial to verify this story, which Mr. Garrigus could not do.Abraham often went to Rockport and borrowed books from Judge John...

Elias Kizer collection

 Collection — Folder: S1433
Identifier: S1433
Scope and Contents This two-page, typed manuscript was written by Elias Kizer in Indiana on June 9, 1866, the year before he died. He recounted his early life in a log cabin in Indiana and the hardships he endured. He stated that the hardest times were when the children were small. He raised flax for his wife to spin and weave in order to make their clothing. They did not have much time to go to church, because he went hunting on Sunday. Elias wrote: "with all those hardships we kept in good spirits."

Ellsworth Walls collection

 Collection — Folder: S1353
Identifier: S1353
Scope and Contents This collection comprises a 35-page autobiographical manuscript from Ellsworth Walls on December 14, 1936 covering his life from May 21, 1865 (his birth) to September 15, 1936 (the date of his wife Sarah's death).

F. Faith Hatch manuscript

 Collection — Folder: S608
Identifier: S0608
Scope and Contents This collection includes an eight-page, typed account of American missionary F. Faith Hatch's experiences regarding her evacuation from Burma in 1942 due to the Japanese invasion during World War II.

George B. Marshall collection

 Collection — Folder: S2192
Identifier: S2192
Scope and Contents In December 1912, George B. Marshall drafted this 77-page, handwritten reminiscence of his Civil War years at the request of his wife Clara, to whom he dedicated "this sketch." He wrote about Cumberland Gap in the spring of 1862, about Vicksburg in 1863, about being a hospital patient in New Orleans, about being in Florida and Texas in 1864, and Louisiana in 1865. On page 6, he wrote about seeing his brother marching toward Perrysville, Kentucky. Later, his brother was a prisoner of the...

George S. Cottman papers

 Collection
Identifier: L039
Scope and Contents This collection includes correspondence, research, newspaper articles and drafts of speeches and articles from George S. Cottman in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1872 to 1937 regarding Indiana history, business and family business and articles by other writers concerning history.

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