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Asa E. Sample diary

Label
Asa E. Sample diary, 1862-1863
Title
Asa E. Sample diary
Inclusive dates
1862-1863
Creator
Contributor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes 3 folders containing a photocopy of a 117-page diary from Asa E. Sample of Knightstown, Indiana, ranging from December 9, 1862 to December 21, 1863 regarding his experiences during the Civil War as an enlisted soldier with the 54th Infantry Regiment, Company E
Biographical or historical data
Asa E. Sample was born on April 20, 1840 in Knightstown, Indiana. On October 30, 1862 Sample was mustered into the Union Army where he was ranked corporal in Company E of the 54th Infantry Regiment, Indiana. The 54th Infantry Regiment was organized in October, mustered into service for one year in November, and left Indianapolis, Indiana, for Memphis, Tennessee, in December. The regiment served under Colonel John DeCourcey's Brigade of General George W. Morgan's Division of the 13th Army Corps. The 54th Infantry Regiment participated in the campaign on Vicksburg and the capture of Jackson, Mississippi. While serving in the Union Army, Sample was promoted in rank to sergeant. Sample was mustered out along with the rest of the 54th Infantry Regiment in New Orleans, Louisiana, on December 8, 1863.After returning to Knightstown, Sample married Sarah Anne Kitley on October 19, 1865. Sample in later years became an active member of the Jerry B. Mason Post No. 168, G.A.R., Knightsown, where he served in a number of official posts sometime between 1883 and 1905. Also, Sample is listed as one of the original stockholders in the Citizens' State Bank of Knightstown. Asa Sample died in Knightstown, Indiana, on September 5, 1910.Sources:Hazzard, George, Hazzard's History of Henry County, Indiana, 1822-1906, G. Hazzard, New Castle, Indiana, 1906, pp. 317-322, 648-653, 824, and 1082-1083.Terrell, W.H.H., Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume V, 1861-1865, Samuel M. Douglass, State Printer, Indianapolis, Indiana, 1866, pp. 610-611.Genealogical information compiled by William S. Zoller.Indiana Historical Society, http://www.indianahistory.org/our-collections
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ISL
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Sample, Asa E., 1840-1910
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United States
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  • Milliken's Bend, Battle of, La., 1863
  • Plantation life
  • United States
  • Vicksburg (Miss.)
  • Young's Point (Louis.)
Label
Asa E. Sample diary
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2701
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/10/08 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/10/08 by Linda Gellert
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
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
20472153
Extent
0.03 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 the Civil War Centennial Committee on 1964/03/26.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935321766
  • (OCoLC)935321766
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
3 folders
Label
Asa E. Sample diary
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/2701
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2015/10/08 by Linda Gellert. EAD finding aid created 2015/10/08 by Linda Gellert
Arrangement
This collection is arranged by subject.
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
20472153
Extent
0.03 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 the Civil War Centennial Committee on 1964/03/26.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn935321766
  • (OCoLC)935321766
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
3 folders

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