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6th 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. The collection contains one folder of material for the 6th Indiana Battery Light Artillery.

6th Battery Light Artillery Indiana Volunteers. OM 0327. Two oversize folders. Collection guide in library. This collection contains eight documents: one muster roll (1861), six "volunteer descriptive list and account of pay and clothing" forms (1864), and a quartermaster's report (1864). The 6th Battery, Light Artillery was recruited at Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana and mustered into service at Indianapolis, Indiana, on September 7, 1861 with Frederick Behr as Captain.

6th Indiana Battery Light Artillery Materials, in Children's Museum of Indianapolis Collection, 1863-1969. M 0831. Two manuscript boxes. Collection guide online. The collection contains eight folders of documents concerning 6th Indiana Battery (Box 1, Folders 7-14). These include invoices for clothing and equipment in addition to Quartermaster receipts for materials and other documentation. Hand-written Special Orders for the battery are available in the collection as well. A single volunteer enlistment form for Henry Lapp is also included. Many of the documents speak to the day-to-day activities of the regiment as they were active during the Civil War.

Bieler, Jacob, in Lew Wallace Collection, 1799-1972. M 0292, OMB 0023, F 0370-0380, F 0643-0654, F 0805- 0809, F 1123-1124. Twenty manuscript boxes, two oversize boxes, thirty reels of microfilm, three photograph boxes, one OVA photograph box, two OVA graphics boxes, one OVB graphics box, one OVC graphics box, two photo albums, five artifacts. Collection guide online. The collection includes materials related to Lew Wallace. These files include a letter from Jacob Bieler of the 6th Indiana Battery Light Artillery to James R. Ross which was enclosed by Ross in his letter to Lew Wallace on May 18, 1895 (Box 6, Folder 11).  Bieler's letter which was sent on Anheuser-Busch Brewing Association, Indianapolis branch, letterhead is six pages with a full description of the expectation that the 6th Indiana Battery were to hold the bridge over Owl Creek for Wallace and his men.

Kern, Louis, in Lew Wallace Collection, 1799-1972. M 0292, OMB 0023, F 0370-0380, F 0643-0654, F 0805- 0809, F 1123-1124. Twenty manuscript boxes, two oversize boxes, thirty reels of microfilm, three photograph boxes, one OVA photograph box, two OVA graphics boxes, one OVB graphics box, one OVC graphics box, two photo albums and five artifacts. Collection guide online. The collection includes materials related to Lew Wallace. These files include a letter from Louis Kern of the 6th Indiana Battery Light Artillery to James R. Ross which was enclosed by Ross along with the letter of Jacob Bieler in his letter to Lew Wallace on May 18, 1895 (Box 6, Folder 11). Kern's letter makes reference to Bieler's letter noting that he confirmed the outline provided by Bieler and added some additional details.

7th Indiana Battery Light Artillery

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8th 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 8th Indiana Battery Light Artillery.

9th 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 9th Indiana Battery Light Artillery.

Brown George R., in Lew Wallace Collection, 1799-1972. M 0292, OMB 0023, F 0370-0380, F 0643-0654, F 0805- 0809, F 1123-1124. Twenty manuscript boxes, two oversize boxes, thirty reels of microfilm, three photograph boxes, one OVA photograph box, two OVA graphics boxes, one OVB graphics box, one OVC graphics box, two photo albums, five artifacts. Collection guide online. The collection includes materials related to Lew Wallace. These files include a letter from George R. Brown to Lew Wallace (Box 5, Folder 18). George R. Brown served in the 9th Indiana Battery Light Artillery. This eight-page letter on Zack Mahorney & Sons letterhead in regards to Wallace's interest in a diagram of the Pittsburgh Landing battlefield. Brown provided a detailed description of the battlefield in his letter.

Goodrich, DeWitt Clinton, Autobiography, 1905. M 0114. One half-size manuscript box. Collection guide online. The collection consists of the autobiography of DeWitt Clinton Goodrich, written in 1905 in the form of a 363-page letter to his son Calvin. Due to detail and dates given, his recollections are presumably taken from diaries that he kept throughout his life. Goodrich is a good story teller, and the language he uses is humorous. This autobiography includes Goodrich’s life events and adventurous stories. Included in his recollections is his time in the Union Army, having served in the 9th Indiana Battery Light Artillery.

10th Indiana Battery Light Artillery

U.S. Army, Department of the Cumberland, Orders Book, 1863-1864. BV 0845. No collection guide available. One bound volume. This orders book takes note of the correspondence sent and received by the Headquarters of the U.S. Army's Department of the Cumberland. The ledger is organized alphabetically by the name of the soldier referenced in the order or request. The volume includes notations for soldiers related to the 10th Indiana Battery. Second Lieutenant Henry M. Ball is detailed to proceed to Indiana ton Recruiting Service for his regiment, signed William McMichael in Dec. 1863 (p. 44). Second Lieutenant J.C. Clifford is dishonorably dismissed from service "for drunkenness and conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman" in Oct. 1863 (p. 66). First Lieutenant William H. Cox tenders his resignation due to physical disability, initially approved and forwarded in November, 1863 (p. 71). Corporal James Frank requested a thirty day furlough and was granted a 25-day furlough in February, 1864 (p. 144). Sergeant Williams ordered to join Co. M 1st Illinois Artillery with 12 men and returning with 16 men of the battery who have re-enlisted as veterans in January, 1864 (233). Michael T. LaMasney requested 30-day furlough to go to Lafayette for family matters and was approved for 20 days in December, 1863 (p. 281). Captain Naylor is granted 20 days of leave in January, 1864 (p. 356).

Forder, William, Letters of Forder and Hubbard, 1860-1869. F 0090. One microfilm reel. No collection guide available. In this collection there are 179 manuscript items which were loaned for microfilming, IHS does not have the original documents. In 1862, William Forder and James W. McMullen (brothers-in-law) enrolled in the 10th Light Artillery. This collection contains Civil War letters of William Forder and James W. McMullen. The letters in this collection are to William and Sarah Forder, and Julia McMullen. Forder, a resident of Darlington, Indiana, served in the 10th Indiana Battery from Sept. 13, 1862 until his death at Chattanooga, Tennessee on May 11, 1864.

McMullen, James W. Letters of Forder and Hubbard, 1860-1869. F 0090. One microfilm reel. No collection guide available. In this collection there are 179 manuscript items which were loaned for microfilming, IHS does not have the original documents. In 1862, William Forder and James W. McMullen (brothers-in-law) enrolled in the 10th Light Artillery. This collection contains Civil War letters of William Forder and James W. McMullen. The letters in this collection are to William and Sarah Forder, and Julia McMullen. McMullen, a resident of Darlington, Indiana, served in the 10th Indiana Battery from Sept. 13, 1862 through July 10, 1865.