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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI L145 (Text) 928193-1001 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note: Processing information: Collection processing completed 2007/01 by Barbara Hilderbrand. Finding aid updated 2015/10/30 by Bethany Fiechter.
Restrictions on Access Note: The collection is open for research use.
Summary, etc.: This collection contains Slack's correspondence to his wife Ann in Huntington, Indiana during the Civil War. Also included is his diary, written during the siege of Mobile, Alabama from March to May 1865; and other family correspondence and business papers.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: James R. Slack Papers, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Indiana State Library.
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. Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.
Immediate Source of Acquisition Note: Mrs. BHB Grayson.
Biographical or Historical Data: James R. Slack was born September 28, 1818 in Buck County, Pennsylvania. He attended an Academy at Newton, Pennsylvania where he studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1840. He married Ann P. Thomson and they had four children. He was the Huntington County, Indiana Auditor 1842-1851, a member of the Indiana State Senate 1851-52, 1859, and 1861. He joined the 47th Regiment Indiana Volunteers where he served as brigadier General 1861-65 and was brevet Major General 1865-66. He served as Judge of the Huntington County Circuit Court 1873-1881 and ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. House of Representatives in 1854 and 1880. James R. Slack died July 28, 1881 in Chicago, Illinois.
Subject: Slack, James R. (James Richard), 1818-1881.
Slack, Ann Thomspon.
Bright, Jesse D. (Jesse David), 1812-1875.
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 47th (1861-1865)
Huntington County (Ind.) > History.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Alabama > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Mobile (Ala.) > History > Siege, 1865.

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