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Henry C. Leeson diaries 1861-1864

Leeson, Henry C. 1841-1916 creator (Author).
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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1143 (Text) 114301-136541 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 Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2016/04/21 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note: This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.: This collection includes three diaries from Henry C. Leeson of ranging from 1861 to 1864 regarding his experiences as a Union soldier during the U.S. Civil War.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note: Henry C. Leeson diaries, 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 C. Leeson was born on August 5, 1841 in Indiana to Moses and Elizabeth Leeson. He had thrre siblings. He enlisted, as a corporal, in the 8th Indiana Regiment, Company D on September 5, 1861 and was promoted to sergeant. Leeson mustered out on September 4, 1864. He married Anna D. Henderson on June 18, 1868 in Wayne County, Indiana and they had two daughters. He worked as a retail grocer in 1880. Leeson died in 1916 and was buried in Centerville, Indiana.Sources:Ancestry.com. "Leeson, Henry C." 1860 United States Federal Census. Accessed April 28, 2014. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. "Leeson, Henry C." 1880 United States Federal Census. Accessed April 28, 2014. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. "Leeson, Henry C." Indiana, Marriage Collection, 1800-1941. Accessed April 28, 2014. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. "Leeson, Henry C." U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865. Accessed April 28, 2014. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.Ancestry.com. "Leeson, Henry C." Web: Indiana, Find a Grave Index, 1800-2012. Accessed April 28, 2014. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com.
Ownership and Custodial History: This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note: No further additions are expected.
Subject: United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 8th (1861-1865)
Soldiers > United States.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Military life.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Personal narratives.
Wayne County (Ind.)
Genre: Diaries.

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