Collection #

SC 2716

 

 

John M. Buckley
Letter, 25 February 1865

Collection Information

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content Note

Contents

Cataloging Information

 

 

 

Processed by

Evan Michael Day
8 August 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:

1 folder

COLLECTION
DATES:

25 February 1865

PROVENANCE:

Ohio Book Store, 544 Main St., Cincinnati, OH.

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:

Buckley Family Letters, 1854–1909 (M 0769)

ACCESSION
NUMBER:

1958.01703

NOTES:

 

BIOGRAPHiCAL SKETCH

John M. Buckley of Carroll County, Indiana, was the second-oldest of Isaac and Eliza Buckley’s six children.  He enlisted in Company A of the Indiana 2nd Cavalry on 18 September 1861.  Buckley was promoted from private to full corporal before he was mustered out on 4 October 1864.  He went on to attend Purdy’s Actual Business College and later directed schools in Jeffersonville, Indiana, and Rockford, Illinois.

The 2nd Indiana Calvary was organized in September 1861, the first complete cavalry regiment raised in Indiana.  It saw fighting in Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Alabama.  The regiment was mustered out on 22 July 1865.  The original strength of the regiment was 1,039.  It gained 301 by recruits, and 5 by reenlistment, for a total of 1,345.  It lost 131 by death, 47 deserted, and 273 were unaccounted for.

Sources:

Information in collection.

Ancestry Plus (http://www.ancestry.com/main.aspx) accessed 30 July 2003

American Civil War Research Database (http://www.civilwardata.com), accessed 30 July 2003

Collection fuide for Buckley Family Letters (M 0769)

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The collection contains one letter to “Cousin Ann” by John Buckley.  Buckley wrote the letter from Indianapolis after he had been mustered out of the army. 

He indicates that he is doing reasonably well at school, considering his long absence.  He also mentions the draft, stating some “prominent businessmen” of Indianapolis were among those drafted.  One man had offered Buckley a house and lot worth $3,000 in return for his substituting his service.  Buckley turned the offer down.  He wraps up the letter with some personal matters and asks that Ann visit soon.

 

CONTENTS

CONTENTS

CONTAINER

Letter, 24 February 1865

Folder 1

CATALOGING INFORMATION

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