Camp Morton (Ind.)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S3322
Scope and Contents This collection includes an October 23, 1863 letter written by Ambrose A. Stevens and sent to his father from the Invalid Corps headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana during the American Civil War. He mentions that he had been placed in command of Camp Morton to guard 2,300 Rebel prisoners and that he had his "hands about full". He also mentions the price of butter and cheese and notes that these items are miserable in the local market.
Collection — Folder S1493
Scope and Contents This collection includes photostatic copies of War Department records regarding Camp Morton at Indianapolis, Indiana. Ranging from 1862 to 1865, the copied records include inspection reports, post general and special orders, and correspondence regarding the prisoners and conditions at the camp. The collection also includes four typewritten pages of annotated notes regarding the copied records. Correspondents include Dr. John S. Bobbs, Joseph B. Brown, Henry C. Carrington, John M. Cuyler, James...
Collection — Folder S711
Scope and Contents Nine pages are typed on legal-sized paper. E. A. Jackson begins his narrative with his enlistment in the Confederate Army at Yazoo City, Mississippi, on March 28, 1861, and ends with June 2, 1865 when he reached home. He ends the reminiscence with the question: “Did any Confederate soldier serve longer than that?”Pvt. Jackson tells about taking federal prisoners at Santa Rosa Island, on July 19, 1861. He missed the Battle of Shiloh because he had not reenlisted, after his one-year...
Collection — Folder S1224
Scope and Contents George W. Sparks wrote this brief letter in ink to his uncle, William Barnett, on July 16, 1864. He was a prisoner in Camp Morton, Indianapolis, at the time. He wrote: "I hope you will write to me as soon as you get this letter and let me hear from you when you write only write one side of a sheet as they don't allow any more than that to come in. Give Aunt July and the family my love. Keep a portion for yourself." He signed the letter as "Friend, Nephew, George W. Sparks."
Collection — Folder S696
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of typed transcripts of letters from various authors in Camp Morton, Indiana; Washington, D.C.; Georgia, Kentucky, Maryland, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Virginia ranging from 1861/07/12 to 1864/09/05 regarding family matters and army life.
Collection — Folder S1219
Scope and Contents There are two items in this collection. The oldest item is a land grant from President John Quincy Adams for Henry L. Soper, of Queensville, Jennings County, Indiana. The document is dated May 7, 1828. The second item is a small, leather-bound diary written mostly in pencil by Lieutenant Solen R. Soper, who was in the 9th Indiana Legion. This was a 30-days unit enlisted in 1862. Solen guarded prisoners at Camp Morton and then on a Mississippi River boat, during which time this diary was...
Dates: 1828, 1862
Collection — Folder S1524
Scope and Contents The collection consists of a photocopy of the submission “Civil War Letters of Confederate Cavalryman and Dallasite, Thomas Payne Worthington,” a contribution of 9 pages in length, excerpted from the June 1980 issue of The Quarterly of the Dallas Genealogical Society (specifically, pages 91-99). The items in the compilation include 3 diary entries and 15 letters, most of the letters having been written by Thomas Payne Worthington from Camp Morton in...
Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents The collection contains primarily personal letters exchanged between Winifred L. Henninger and the Nelson family of Jefferson County, Indiana ranging from 1877 to 1933, concerning their family history and original settlement there. There is also a Civil War-era letter written by Clara Nelson to a Union soldier stationed at Camp Morton in Indianapolis. Other documents include a program for a Sunday School convention of the Second District Marion County Sunday School Association at the Hall...