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John T. Wilder papers, 1858-2002 (bulk 1861-1864).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L276 (Text) 00000106353311 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OB055 (Text) 18844-7819 Manuscripts Available -
Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI OBC001 (Text) 78144-9144 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 1 mss box 2 oversized folders

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General Note:
Processing information: Collection processing completed 2005/08 by Elizabeth M. Wilkinson. Finding aid updated 2015/11/24 by Lauren Patton.
Summary, etc.:
The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence to John T. Wilder during the Civil War written by family, friends, officials, and soldiers. Also included are official war time documents, topographical maps, some correspondence with Civil War veterans, and a few documents related to Wilder's business interests in Tennessee. The collection is organized chronologically.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
John T. Wilder Papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Indiana State Library.
Additional Physical Form available Note:
Papers and maps also available on microfilm for dates 1858-1870.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Note:
Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Biographical or Historical Data:
John Thomas Wilder was born January 31, 1830 in New York to Reuben and Mary (Merritt) Wilder. Wilder attended common schools until the age of fourteen when he moved to Columbus, Ohio to apprentice as a draftsman in a millwright plant. He married Martha J. Stewart in Decatur County, Indiana on May 18, 1858. Together they had five daughters and one son. Wilder enlisted as a private in the 1st Independent Battery on April 21, 1861 in Indiana. Gov. Oliver P. Morton appointed him to the rank of Liet. Colonel of the 17th Indiana Volunteer Infantry on June 4, 1861, and then to the rank of full Colonel in March 1862. He was later given command of a brigade. John T. Wilder passed away October 20, 1917 in Jacksonville, Florida.
Subject: Wilder, John Thomas, 1830-1917.
United States. Army. Wilder's Brigade.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Maps.

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