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83rd Indiana Volunteer regimental history and Vicksburg Medal of Honor recipients documents circa 1963

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1001 (Text) 00000106659485 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 2016/05/04 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2016/05/04 by Laura Eliason.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains a typewritten history of the 83rd Indiana Volunteer Regiment, the Vicksburg campaign, and a list of men earning the Medal of Honor for action at Vicksburg compiled by Thelma Murphy ca. 1963. The collection includes photocopies of the pension records, ranging from 1864-1936, for the following Medal of Honor recipients: Clinton L. Armstrong (1845-1899); Thomas A. Blasdel (1843-1932); William W. Chisman (1844-1925); John Wesley Conaway (1843-1913); David H. Helms (1838-1921); Ira Hough (1843-1916); Jacob H. Overturf (1842-1900); Reuben Smalley (1839-1926); William Steinmetz (1847-1903); and Frank Stolz (1844-1926). Copies of Blasdel, Chisman, and Stolz Medal of Honor Certificates from 1916 are also included.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
83rd Indiana Volunteer regimental history and Vicksburg Medal of Honor recipients documents, 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: S0131:John F. Blasdell papersS1229:Benjamin Spooner letters, 1862-1864
Biographical or Historical Data:
The 83rd Indiana Volunteer Regiment was organized at Lawrenceburg, Indiana on September 4, 1862 with Benjamin J. Spooner, a lawyer from Lawrenceburg, as Colonel. The 83rd was an infantry regiment made up of 9 companies of volunteers for 3 years and 1 company of drafted men who served for 9 months. The company served in many military actions including Vicksburg, Mission Ridge, and the Atlanta Campaign. On June 3, 1865 the regiment was mustered out of service.Sources:Information found within collection.Turner, Ann. Guide to Indiana Civil War manuscripts.Indianapolis: Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission, 1965.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Thelma Murphy.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 83rd (1862-1865). Company F.
Medal of Honor.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Veterans > Pensions.
Vicksburg (Miss.) > History > Siege, 1863.

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