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African-American soldiers

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Anna W. Wright collection

 Collection
Identifier: L550
Scope and Contents The collection includes letters to Governor Oliver P. Morton regarding the recruitment of Black troops for Indiana regiments during the U.S. Civil War (1861-1864) and letters from Oliver P. Morton to Jacob Wright concerning the 1868 Republican National Convention from 1866 to 1868. Also included are several family letters to Jacob Wright and correspondence from a variety of national politicians to Louis T. Michener responding to his requests for them to speak in Indiana during the 1890...
Dates: 1860-1911

Camp Atterbury World War II photograph collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: P003
Scope and Contents The collection consists of 291 black and white, 3 x 5-inch photographic prints depicting life at Camp Atterbury, Indiana in the midst of World War II. Three of the images have copies. The photographs were taken by William J. Moriarty, Sr., a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, as part of his duties for the U.S. Signal Corps while he was stationed there in 1943. The images demonstrate the daily activities of camp life and training, as well as social events, and depict racial...
Dates: 1943

Civil War pension claim book

 Collection — Volume 270
Identifier: V270
Scope and Contents This collection includes a record book used to document information ranging from 1887 to 1891 regarding pension claims in Clark County, Indiana. Most claims are identified with either Maring and Slusher or Maring, Slusher and Company, but a few note Evans, Jewel and Company as the claimant's representative. A number of the claims are for soldiers who had served in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Illinois regiments. There are more than 30 claims by African-American soldiers and widows regarding...
Dates: 1887-1891

J. Frank Hanly papers

 Collection — Folder S0583
Identifier: S0583
Scope and Contents This collection contains two copies of a June 8, 1906 decision by the U.S. Treasury Department regarding the appeal filed by the State of Indiana to obtain back pay for the 161st Regiment Indiana Volunteers and two African American companies that served during the Spanish-American War. Additionally, there is a final report by attorney Albert W. Wishard and a June 12, 1906 document verifying that $11,674.61 was received by Wishard from Governor J. Frank Hanly for his legal services and expenses....
Dates: 1888-1906

Warrick County World War I photograph album

 Collection — Folder SP154
Identifier: SP154
Scope and Contents This collection comprises loose pages from a photograph album from Warrick County, Indiana on July 4, 1918 and during World War I, concerning subjects related to the war in the county circa 1917-1918. There are 14 group photographs of unidentified men often wearing armbands or ribbons--who were most likely registered for the draft, enlisted in the armed forces, or members of the Liberty Guard--sitting on the Warrick County Courthouse steps. Two of the photographs depict African Americans. ...
Dates: 1918