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Ellis Lawrence personal narrative 1862/09/13

Lawrence, Ellis, (creator.).

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S0811 (Text) 811001-1065485 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 2016/04/21 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/21 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection contains a handwritten account by Ellis Lawrence, dated September 13, 1862, describing his experiences during the "Siege of Cincinnati" in the Civil War. Due to his Quaker faith, Lawrence refused to participate in any military activity for the defense of the city. His account describes the beliefs of the Quakers and his arrest, detainment and treatment by the guards during his short confinement during September 10-13, 1862.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Ellis Lawrence personal narrative, 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.
Location of Other Archival Materials Note: Materials relating to this collection may be found in the following collections in Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN: L173: Lew Wallace collection
Biographical or Historical Data: The Defense of Cincinnati, also referred to as "The Siege of Cincinnati," occurerd from September 1 to 13, 1862 and was part of the Confederate Heartland Offensive during the U.S. Civil War. Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith instructed Brigadier General Henry Heth to move towards the Cincinnati area, not to attack, but to make a "demonstration." Cincinnati Mayor George Hatch ordered all businesses to be closed and Major General Lew Wallace declared martial law in Cincinnati, Ohio and in nearby Covington and Newport, Kentucky. By September 5th, Wallace ordered the resumption of business, and even though more than 14,000 men volunteered to help defend the city, able-bodied men who did not join in the defense were arrested by the provost guards.Sources:Information found within collection.Stern, Joseph S, Jr. "The Siege of Cincinnati." Bulletin of the Historical and Philosophical Society of Ohio 18, no. 3 (July, 1960): 162-186. Accessed April 21, 2016. contributors, "Defense of Cincinnati," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, Accessed April 21, 2016.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from the Hoosier Book Shop on 1939/03/14.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: Conscientious objectors.
Quakers > Indiana > History > 19th century.
Cincinnati (Ohio)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Personal narratives.

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