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Alexander Lydy biographical sketch

Label
Alexander Lydy biographical sketch, circa 1966
Title
Alexander Lydy biographical sketch
Inclusive dates
circa 1966
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection contains a one-page typewritten biographical sketch of Alexander Lydy written by his granddaughter, Dorothy Schroeder, circa 1966. Besides basic biographical information, Schroeder mentions some of the battles that Lydy was involved in while serving in the Union army during the Civil War and his experience with the "Providence Spring" at Andersonville Prison in Georgia
Biographical or historical data
Alexander Lydy was born July 24, 1838 near Uniontown, Pennsylvania to James and Nancy Lydy. By 1850, he and his family were living in Washington Courthouse, Fayette County, Ohio. He married Sarah Ann Elizabeth Hargrove (1843-1907) on March 7, 1861 and they had ten children. He served with Company F, 1st West Virginia Cavalry during the Civil War and spent time as a prisoner at both Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia and at Andersonville (Georgia). After the war his family moved to Clinton County, Indiana and resided there for more than 30 years before moving to Wells County in the early 1900's. He died on June 1, 1914.Sources:Information within collection."Obituary: Alexander Lydy." Bluffton Evening Banner (IN), June 6, 1914.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lydy, Alexander
  • Andersonville Prison
  • United States
  • Prisoners of war
  • Andersonville (Ga.)
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Alexander Lydy biographical sketch
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2425
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/06/24 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/24 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21102175
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Dorothy Schroeder on 1966/03/17.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1000521730
  • (OCoLC)1000521730
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
1 folder
Label
Alexander Lydy biographical sketch
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2425
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017/06/24 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2017/06/24 by Laura Eliason
Arrangement
This collection is arranged chronologically.
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
unspecified
Content type code
zzz
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
21102175
Extent
0.01 Cubic feet
Governing access note
This collection is open for research
Media category
unspecified
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
z
Ownership
This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Dorothy Schroeder on 1966/03/17.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1000521730
  • (OCoLC)1000521730
Terms governing use
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.
Type of unit
1 folder

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