Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents This collection includes hand-written correspondence, newspaper clippings, real estate and insurance papers, photographs, family history, and account books from James F. Simpson ranging from 1810-1942 regarding life, business, Switzerland County, and Civil War veterans, pensions, battles, and reunions. Notable items include barbed wire from Fort Pompelle in France and 6th Indiana regiment flag fragments.
Collection — Folder S2191
Scope and Contents This collection is a typed copy of Leonard H. Mahan's diary from January 3, 1862 through August 6, 1863. The Battle of Shiloh, April 6 and 7, 1862, is on pages 2 and 3. Entries for 1863 begin on page 7. His final entry on August 6, 1863 states: "Strong talk of an early move. Suppose we will start on Monday for East Tenn. or Chattanooga. Army in splendid condition." On pages 12 and 13, Leonard listed the members of Company C, 31st Infantry, with himself as First Sergeant. On page 13, he gives...
Collection — Folder S2645
Scope and Contents This collection contains a photocopy of a poem called “Shiloh” by Peter Michels. Written and printed sometime after he moved to New Castle, Indiana (circa 1880s-1920s), Michel’s poem has ten stanzas and relates events that took place during the Battle of Shiloh on April 6 and 7, 1862 as remembered by “one who was in that battle two days and was not 17 years old.”
Collection — Folder S003
Scope and Contents This collection includes typed copies of newspaper articles from Phelix Adair in Madison, Indiana ranging from 1883 to 1910 regarding the Madison band in the Battle of Shiloh, history of industries along the Crooked Creek Valley, and William H. Rahe's service, as a young boy, to Colonel August Willich's German regiment during the American Civil War.
Collection — Folder S2199
Scope and Contents This 15-page typed manuscript was written by Kenneth S. Mitchell about his father, William Mitchell, who served in Company I, 31st Indiana Volunteer Infantry, and Company D, 8th Regiment of the Veteran Reserve Corps. He tells about medical care, food, weapons, and weather. On page 4, he reported on the Battle of Fort Donelson. The Battle of Shiloh, where he was wounded, is described on pages 5-6. Kenneth retypes family letters in the manuscript. The Battle of Murfreesboro or Stone River is...
Collection — Folder S393
Scope and Contents This collection includes an enlistment certificate, correspondence, a family history, and a biography from Winfield Taylor Durbin in Indianapolis, Indiana ranging from 1899 to 1954.The oldest document in this collection is an 1899 certificate regarding the enlistment of Winfield T. Durbin as Colonel of the 161st Indiana Volunteer Regiment on June 18, 1898 to serve for two years during the war. On April 11, 1903, Governor Durbin wrote to a colonel about the dedication of...