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Sons of Liberty newspaper clipping 1864.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1618 (Text) 00000106662273 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 2016/06/16 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2016/06/16 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/07/06 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection comrpises one newspaper sheet, printed on both sides, of the Indianapolis Daily Journal on August 2, 1864 regarding the exposure of the Sons of Liberty as an anti-Lincoln group of men in the Midwest. The report identifies the society's leadership, goals, rituals, and passwords.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Sons of Liberty newspaper clipping, 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:
The Sons of Liberty was a secret society, during the U.S. Civil War, who were opposed the Lincoln administration and advocated absolute state sovereignty. They were Democrats and Copperheads. Their group died out when the Confederacy lost the war. The society's Indiana commander was Harrison Dodd. The supreme commander was Clement Vallandigham. Other leaders, called "major generals," were Bowles, Milligan, Walker, and Humphries.
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: Sons of Liberty (1864)
Secret societies > Indiana.
Indiana > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
Genre: Newspapers.

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