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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis [Mss I] ISLI S1367 (Text) 00000106663131 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 2018/05/24 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid completed 2018/05/24 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid revised 2018/06/08 by Brittany Kropf.
Restrictions on Access Note:
This collection is open for research.
Summary, etc.:
This collection contains a letter and envelope from Richard T. Warthier in Henderson, Kentucky to his sister Drue Warthier on July 28, 1862, regarding military life with the 76th Indiana Regiment during the U.S. Civil War.
Preferred Citation of Described Materials Note:
Richard T. Warthier 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:
Richard T. Warthier served in Company C, 76th Indiana Volunteers, which was a 30-day unit raised to defend the state of Indiana against the invasion of John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate soldiers. According to W.H.H. Terrell's Report (Vol. 6, page 236), Richard T. Warthier was mustered in on July 19, 1862, and mustered out when his term expired. In this letter which Richard wrote to his sister, he mentioned two officers: Col. James C. Gavin, 7th Indiana, who was home in Greensburg at the time of Morgan's Raid, and 2nd Lt. John H. Braden. Both Col. Gavin and Col. John T. Wilder, 17th Indiana, raised the 76th Volunteers to serve for thirty days for the purpose of fighting the guerrilla raiders who had crossed the Ohio River. (See Terrell's Report, Vol. 3, page 11.) Richard wrote that Col. Gavin was wounded in the hand and Lt. Braden was killed. However, the 1900 census reports John H. Braden, who was born in 1836 and married in 1861, as being 63 years old and living with his family. Terrell's Report lists 2nd Lt. John H. Braden as mustered out.
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, 76th (1862)
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Military life.
Henderson County (Ky.)
Genre: Correspondence

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