Collection #

SC 2707

 

 

Henry Shouldise
Letters, 1862–1865

Collection Information

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Contents

Cataloging Information

 

 

 

Processed by

Evan Michael Day
19 June 2003

Manuscript and Visual Collections Department
William Henry Smith Memorial Library
Indiana Historical Society
450 West Ohio Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3269

www.indianahistory.org

 

COLLECTION INFORMATION

VOLUME OF
COLLECTION:

4 folders

COLLECTION
DATES:

1862–65

PROVENANCE:

Charles Apfelbaum: Rare Manuscripts, 551 Ridge Road Watchung, NJ.

RESTRICTIONS:

None

COPYRIGHT:

 

REPRODUCTION
RIGHTS:

Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Indiana Historical Society.

ALTERNATE
FORMATS:

 

RELATED
HOLDINGS:

 

ACCESSION
NUMBER:

2000.0406

NOTES:

 

BIOGRAPHiCAL/Historical SKETCH

Henry Shouldise from Jeffersonville in Clark County, Indiana, was mustered into the 81st Indiana Infantry on 29 August 1862.  He died on 1 August 1864 at Nashville, Tennessee.

The 81st Indiana Infantry was mustered in on 20 August 1862.  It saw a great deal of fighting in the Tennessee and Georgia campaigns from 1863 to 1864.  The regiment was mustered out on 13 June 1865.  The original strength of the 81st was 939. It gained 43 by recruits to bring the total number to 982.  Two hundred thirty-six of the regiment died, while thirty-three deserted, and eight were unaccounted for.

Sources:

Information in collection.

Ancestry Plus (http://www.ancestry.com/main.aspx) accessed 19 June 2003

American Civil War Research Database (http://www.civilwardata.com), accessed 19 June 2003

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection consists of twenty letters.  Fifteen of these are written by Henry Shouldise, while the remaining five are from his family.  Henry’s letters are written to either his mother, his brother William, or his sister Rebecca.  Most concern his state of health and when he might be discharged.  He often sent money with these letters and advised his family on what they might send him.

The five from his family deal mostly with financial and legal concerns, apparently dealing with the pension due the Shouldises from Henry’s service.

CONTENTS

CONTENTS

CONTAINER

2 September 1862–29 February 1863

Folder 1

9 May–30 July 1863

Folder 2

5 August 1863–20 June 1864

Folder 3

15 April 1864–23 June 1865

Folder 4

CATALOGING INFORMATION

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