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1st Indiana Battery Light Artillery

Indiana Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery Regiments Collection, 1861-1917. M 0164. Seven manuscript boxes. Collection guide online. The collection contains muster rolls, payroll, pay vouchers and other documents relating to various Indiana infantry, cavalry and artillery regiments during the Civil War and Mexican Expedition of 1916-17. Collection contains one folder of material for the 1st Indiana Battery Light Artillery.

2nd Indiana Battery Light Artillery

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3rd Indiana Battery Light Artillery 

Indiana Infantry, Cavalry, and Artillery Regiments Collection, 1861-1917. M 0164. Seven manuscript boxes. Collection guide online. The collection contains muster rolls, payroll, pay vouchers and other documents relating to various Indiana infantry, cavalry and artillery regiments during the Civil War and Mexican Expedition of 1916-17. Collection contains one folder of material for the 3rd Indiana Battery Light Artillery.

Cockefair, James M. Papers, 1863. SC 0697. One folder. Collection guide online. This collection contains one letter written by James Cockefair to Brigadier General Thomas A. Davis requesting a commission of two Second Lieutenants for his company. Lieutenant James Cockefair served in the 3rd Indiana Battery Light Artillery. Cockefair was dismissed by court martial for disloyalty. An additional letter by Cockefair to William T. Thomas, Hubbard Thomas' father, about his son's poor health written January 7, 1962 can be found in SC 1447, folder one.

Thomas, Hubbard Trowbridge, Civil War Letters, 1861-1865. SC 1447. Five folders. Photocopy. Collection guide in library. Hubbard Trowbridge Thomas was a Second Lieutenant of the 3rd Battery Light Artillery (1861-1863) and Captain of the 26th Battery Light Artillery (1863-1865). The collection includes letters of several union soldiers who served for Indiana and other states. The bulk of the collection contains letters Thomas wrote to his parents from September 1861 through March 1865. A short biographical sketch of Hubbard T. Thomas can be found in folder one of the collection in addition to a letter from Thomas to his parents in 1857.

4th Indiana Battery Light Artillery

Battery Association Records and Manuscript, 1880-1911. SC 0589. Two folders. Photocopy. Collection guide in library. The collection was loaned for copying by the Michigan City Historical Society in 1963. The 4th Indiana Battery Veteran Association was organized at Michigan City, Indiana on August 18, 1880 several members having met in Indianapolis in 1879 to determine a reunion date. The collection contains the constitution and by-laws of the organization. It also has the roll of members of the association including notations on deceased members and in some cases death dates. The minutes of the some of their biennial meetings as well as programs are also present, as are a few letters of regrets from members unable to attend. Correspondence from J.C. Haddock regarding an image he drew in Chattanooga, presumably during the war, is also included.

Abbott, Edgar G., in Haddock, Joseph C., Historical Sketch of the 4th Indiana Battery, 1862-1880. SC 0664. Photocopy. Collection guide in library. In folder 2 of the Joseph C. Haddock collection is "Ed Abbott’s Recollections of Southern Battlefields," a typed manuscript. Ed Abbot’s material describes training, movements, and camp life of the 4th Indiana Battery. Ed Abbot was born near Cleveland, Ohio but he was working and living near Valparaiso, Indiana at the time the Civil War broke out. In September, 1861, he and his brother, W.H. (Bill) Abbott, both joined the 4th Indiana Battery.

DeWolfe, Joseph E. Civil War Documents, SC 3009. One folder, one oversize folder. Collection guide online. The collection contains three items from DeWolfe’s service with the 4th Indiana Battery during the Civil War. His diary covers January 1, 1863 to December 1, 1863. In the diary, he provides small anecdotes of camp life, notes on his company’s participation in a few major battles, including Vicksburg, and correspondence with friends. An additional oversize file contains a single 4th Indiana Battery roster, listing the officers of the regiment circa 1862-1863 as well as a muster and pay roll prepared by DeWolfe for the Battery filed in October, 1863.

Haddock, Joseph C., Historical Sketch of the 4th Indiana Battery, 1862-1880. SC 0664. Two folders. Photocopy. Collection guide in library. The collection was loaned for copying by the Michigan City Historical Society in 1963. The collection contains a hand-written paper titled: Historical Sketch of the 4th Indiana Battery by J.C. Haddock. with the History of the 4th Indiana Battery. Included also are Ed Abbott’s recollections of Southern Battlefields, a typed manuscript. Ed Abbot’s material describes training, movements, camp life of the 4th Indiana Battery. In addition, the collection contains a typescript titled: "History of the 4th Indiana Battery," which includes a list of the soldiers from the regiment as well as an early account of the regiment until the end of 1881.

Johnston, George W., George and William Johnston Collection, 1862-1916. M 0518, BV 2512. One manuscript box, one bound volume, two photograph boxes, one oversize box, one photograph album, one oil painting. Collection guide online. George Johnston served in the 4th Indiana Battery Light Artillery during in the Civil War. In this collection there are a few of Johnston’s letters written during his time in the Civil War, also in this collection are pension materials related to his service.

5th Indiana Battery Light Artillery

Hupp, Ormond Diary, 1861. SC 0806. Three folders. Photocopy. No collection guide available. This collection contains the diary of Ormond Hupp. The diary includes details and information about the 5th Indiana Battery Light Artillery.

Swayze, William A., Civil War Letters and Papers, 1862-1865. SC 1915. Two folders. No collection guide available. This collection contains the Civil War letters of William A. Swayze and John Swayze, 1862-1865. The letters were largely written from Tennessee and Alabama by the brothers to family in Indiana. The majority of the letters were written by William A. Swayze who served as a private in the 5th Indiana battery.