Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 36 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S002
Collection — Folder 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...
Collection — Folder 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...
Collection — Folder 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...
Collection — Volume V036
Scope and Contents This collection includes a scrapbook containing a twenty-two page typewritten copy of the reminiscences of Dyar Cobb. Written circa 1880s, Cobb shares his recollections of growing up in Decatur County, Indiana and how early settlers lived and worked. He describes how his family made clothing from flax, raw cotton, deer skins and sheep's wool and notes the destruction of the corn crop in 1822 by an "army of squirrels." He also shares a number of personal stories, including trying to shoot a...
Collection — Folder 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...
Collection — Folder 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."
Collection — Folder S1353
Collection — Folder S608
Collection — Folder S1407
Scope and Contents This collection includes an August 24, 1927 typewritten letter written by Francis M. Wiley and sent in response to an inquiry printed in Kate Milner Rabb's Indianapolis Star newspaper column, "A Hoosier Listening Post." The information requested was in regards to spinning on the "big wheel" and Mr. Wiley shared some of his recollections of the process. His letter was printed in Rabb's column on August 30, 1936.