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Henry B. Carrington collection 1862/11/14.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0229 (Text) 229001-100654 Manuscripts Available -

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  • Physical Description: 0.01 Cubic feet 1 folder

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General Note: Processed by: Alessandro Meregaglia, May 2013
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: The collection contains one letter Carrington sent to Bryant while Carrington was stationed in Indianapolis at the General Recruiting Service during the second year of the Civil War. Colonel Carrington wrote to tell of his success in filling his regiment with enlistments. The letter also refers to their “mutual affection for one of the noblest in the land,” Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Henry B. Carrington 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: Henry B. Carrington was born March 2, 1824 in Massachusetts. An anti-slavery Republican, he was commissioned as colonel in Union Army in May 1861. The following year, Indiana Governor Oliver P. Morton requested Carrington’s help to draft Indiana men into service. Carrington also worked to neutralize Morton’s political enemies, including Copperheads and Democrats. In November 1862, Carrington was promoted to Brigadier General of Volunteers. Carrington was also a prolific author, lawyer, and professor of military science at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana. William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) was a New England poet and longtime editor of the New York Evening Post. He was active in the Free Soil Party and worked to prevent the spread of slavery.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Bryant, William Cullen, 1794-1878.
Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.

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