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Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/05/31 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created 2018/05/31 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2016/06/08 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection comprises a typed copy of the letter which Herschel Jasper Warner wrote to his little sister Cloe from "Camp near Nashville and the Insane Asylum 1862." He wrote: "we have just drawed five days racions of sugar and Chancy is dealing it out to his men." He told about picket duty. "I have never felt the lest bit afraid when I was on post, away off in wood. Did not know what moment there might [be] a reble slip up and lay we cold. We go from three to five miles from camp." He told Cloe that they have inspection every Sunday at nine o'clock unless they were on a march. His captain, Nelson Boydston, "always spoke well of my clothing because I had those nice red shirts and always had them clean." Herschel wrote: "Uncle Jacob is down to the river washing for him and Chancy. He came in the ranks day before yesterday. George Phillips is a gay old soldier. He is in Chancy's mess. The boys are all well and seems to be well satisfied."
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Herschel Jasper Warner letter, 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:
Herschel Jasper Warner was born July 10, 1844, to Thomas Kirby and Hester Ann (Benford) Warner, in North Webster, Indiana He had at least two siblings, brother James H. and sister Cloe. On August 15, 1862, Herschel enlisted in Company B, 30th Regiment Indiana Volunteers, with Captain N. N. Boydston, at Fort Wayne. He died in Hospital No. 4 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, at 2:05 a.m. on March 3, 1863. Herschel's age was 18 years, 7 months, and 16 days. Buried on the day he died, his body was removed on April 3rd and transported back to Indiana where he was buried with military honors in North Webster on April 10, 1863.
Ownership and Custodial History:
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from John Warner.
Accumulation and Frequency of Use Note:
No further additions are expected.
Subject: Warner, Herschel Jasper 1844-1863.
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 30th (1861-1864)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Military life.
Soldiers > United States.
North Webster (Ind.)
Genre: Correspondence.

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