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William Harrison Carlisle collection 1864-1865.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0220 (Text) 220001-100654 Manuscripts Available -

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General Note: Finding Aid by: Nikki Stoddard Schofield, June 2013
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: There are three photocopied items in this collection, two letters, and a discharge certificate. Both letters were written from Christiana, Tennessee, where the 33rd Indiana Regiment camped from November 5, 1863 until February 1864. On February 25, 1864, 450 veterans received furloughs, and, upon their return, the regiment joined General William T. Sherman's army. On January 27, 1864, Harrison wrote to his parents about Col. John Coburn's “mighty good speech” about the war ending in six months and encouraging veteran volunteering. Harrison wrote there were 58 men, 50 of which went into the veteran corps. On February 22, 1864, Harrison wrote to his father “This regiment is going to get guns that shoot 17 times & only weigh 4 lbs when loaded. When we are discharged, they are our guns. We will draw them at Indianapolis. We have to pay for them ourselves. They cost 32 dollars. We have 3 pay days to pay for them. Then, if we lose them, we get paid for them.” The third item in the collection is Harrison’s discharge certificate.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: William Harrison Carlisle collection, 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: Born in Morgan County, Indiana, William Harrison Carlisle joined Company C, 33rd Volunteer Regiment, on December 13, 1863. He was transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corp on August 31, 1864, and was discharged on July 20, 1865. Before his military service, Carlisle was a blacksmith.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 33rd (1861-1865)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Military life.

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