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Amory K. Allen letters 1861-1865

Allen, Amory K., (creator.).
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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0016 (Text) 00000105865976 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note:
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2005/02 by Jennifer Duplaga. EAD finding aid created 2015/07/28 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collections contains letters (copy) written by Amory K. Allen to his wife during the Civil War. They were photo statically copied in 1935 by the Indiana State Library and were published in the Indiana Magazine of History in December of that same year. In these letters, Allen tells his wife about life as a soldier. In his last letter, he complains of a shoulder wound he received while serving in the Union Army. He also briefly mentions the death of President Lincoln, and how he had been pick pocketed while watching the funeral procession.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Amory K. Allen letters, Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Biographical or Historical Data:
Amory K. Allen was born in Iowa around 1831. Around 1850, he and his wife Mary moved to Harrison Township in Daviess County, Indiana. On June 7, 1861, he enlisted with the 14th Indiana Infantry, Company C. In December of 1863, Allen reenlisted with the same company. On June 6, 1864, he transferred to the 20th Indiana Infantry, Company B. By the end of his military career, Allen had been promoted to the rank of sergeant. Sources: Ancestry.com- census records
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 20th (1861-1864)
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 14th (1861-1864)
Daviess County (Ind.)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Military life.
Genre: Correspondence.

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