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Indiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 125 Collections and/or Records:

Herman Sturm papers

 Collection — Folder S1272
Identifier: S1272
Scope and Contents Eight items are in this collection, thus: (1) certificate appointing him Lieutenant Colonel for the 54th Regiment of the Indiana Volunteer Militia, signed by Governor O. P. Morton, dated November 19, 1862; (2) Special Orders 27, dated January 14, 1863, accepting the resignation of Lieutenant Colonel H. Sturm, 54th Regiment; (3) "To Whom It May Concern" letter by Governor Morton, dated May 13, 1865, asking the military authorities for kind attention and consideration...
Dates: 1862-1907

Homer S. Woodworth letter

 Collection — Folder S1454
Identifier: S1454
Scope and Contents This collection includes a July 2, 1863 letter written by Homer Woodworth and sent to his cousin Arvilla Reeves at Nettle Lake, Williams County, Ohio. Woodworth, a private in the 100th Indiana Regiment, wrote the letter while "encamped at Haines Bluffs on the Yazoo River about six miles from Vicksburg" during the siege of Vicksburg. He gave dates and some details regarding the regiment's travel from Collierville, Tennessee to Vicksburg and also mentioned that he'd been sick and wasn't with his...
Dates: 1863/07/02

Hubert Hawkins collection

 Collection — Folder S1854
Identifier: S1854
Scope and Contents The documents in this collection are copies of correspondence and other materials of George Washington and people in Indianapolis, Indiana as well as others, from historical research conducted by Hubert H. Hawkins. The documents, which span the period between 1776 and 1908, concern Indiana and U.S. history, regarding topics such as the Revolutionary War, Irish immigration, Oregon Territory and Texas, the Civil War, and an account of Kentucky politician Cassius M. Clay killing Cyrus Turner in...
Dates: 1776-1939

I.H.C. Royse diary

 Collection — Folder S1814
Identifier: S1814
Scope and Contents This collection includes one Civil War diary from I.H.C Royse in ranging from 1862-1863.
Dates: 1862-1863

Indianapolis Arsenal collection

 Collection — Folder S2140
Identifier: S2140
Scope and Contents This collection contains two sets of typewritten transcriptions of U.S. War Department records ranging from 1822 to 1903 that are related to the Indianapolis Arsenal. The records were transcribed for the Indiana State Library in 1926 by Newton D. Mereness. The collection includes a photostat reproduction of the map of Indianapolis (circa 1860s) that was inserted between pages 33 and 34 of the first set and a list of the items found in the War Department records by Mr. Mereness that was added to...
Dates: 1822-1903, 1926

Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S3396
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters and transcriptions from Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry and his descendants in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Iowa ranging from 1861 to 2016 regarding correspondence between Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry and his wife, Emeline (Force) Goltry during his service in the Civil War.These letters offer insight into the everyday life and sentiments of a Union soldier as relayed to his wife at home. References are made to the living conditions and provisions of the...
Dates: circa 1861-2016

James E. Pearce letters

 Collection — Folder S1045
Identifier: S1045
Scope and Contents Collection includes three letters from James E. Pearce on January 10, 1864 while serving under General Sherman during the Civil War; to James E. Pearce from Christian Long on February 9, 1826; and to James E. Pearce from Lizzie Olinger with an unknown date. Lizzie Olinger's letter includes song lyrics.
Dates: 1862-1864

James Marquis collection

 Collection — Folder S2545
Identifier: S2545
Scope and Contents This collection includes typewritten transcriptions of letters written by James Marquis while serving with Company F, 7th Indiana Infantry Regiment during the Civil War and sent to his mother and sister Margaret. The first letter was written April 12, 1863 at "camp on the field", the next was written December 17, 1863 from "Relleys Ford, Va." (Kelly's Ford?), and the last one on April 2, 1864 from Culpeper, Virginia. The collection also has four additional transcribed letter--two written by...
Dates: 1863-1864, circa 1960s

James Nelson Shepherd collection

Identifier: L311
Scope and Contents This collection contains James Nelson Shepherd's Bible (1855); his pocket diary (1861-1866) with entries from his service in the Civil War and his personal accounts; his letters to his fiancée, Arminda Rhyan of New Goshen, Vigo County, Indiana and a couple of her needlepoint items, with one using human hair (1860-1862); Civil War letters to Shepherd from his brothers, Thomas E. Shepherd of the 31st Indiana and Edgar M. Shepherd from home (1862); Shepherd's farm ledgers (1864-1866), including...
Dates: 1855-1958, undated

Jesse C. and Stephen M. Burch papers

 Collection — Folder S193
Identifier: S0193
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typed copy of a letter from Jesse C. Burch in an hospital in Evansville, Indiana on 1862/09/05 regarding family matters and the war. There is also a typed copy and a photocopy of an autographed, signed letter from Stephen M. Burch near Raleigh, North Carolina on 1865/04/22 regarding family matters, the war, and Lincoln's assassination.
Dates: 1862/09/05-1865/04/22