The Resource Camp Morton inspections and reports

Camp Morton inspections and reports

Label
Camp Morton inspections and reports, 1862-1865
Title
Camp Morton inspections and reports
Inclusive dates
1862-1865
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes photostatic copies of War Department records regarding Camp Morton at Indianapolis, Indiana. Ranging from 1862 to 1865, the copied records include inspection reports, post general and special orders, and correspondence regarding the prisoners and conditions at the camp. The collection also includes four typewritten pages of annotated notes regarding the copied records. Correspondents include Dr. John S. Bobbs, Joseph B. Brown, Henry C. Carrington, John M. Cuyler, James A. Edwards, James A. Ekin, Dr. David Funkhouser, Alvin P. Hovey, and Richard Owen
Biographical or historical data
Camp Morton was a military training center and prisoner-of-war camp located in Indianapolis, Indiana during the U.S. Civil War. Following the fall of Fort Sumter in April, 1861, Governor Oliver P. Morton offered 10,000 Hoosier troops to fight for the Union. Governor Morton selected the Indiana State Fairgrounds just north of the city to house and train new recruits. After the Union victory at Fort Donelson in February, 1862, Confederate prisoners were sent to the camp. By early 1863, the camp was "much dilapidated and sadly in need of repairs." There were many complaints about the conditions at the camp and improvements were seen after Col. Ambrose A. Stevens became commandant in October, 1863. The last Confederate prisoners left the camp in June, 1865.Sources:Hunter, Lloyd A. "Camp Morton." In The Encyclopedia of Indianapolis edited by David J. Bodenhamer and Robert G. Barrows, 381-382. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1994.Winslow, Hattie Lou and Joseph R.H. Moore. Camp Morton 1861-1865: Indianapolis Prison Camp. Indianapolis: Indiana Historical Society, 1995.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Camp Morton (Ind.)
  • United States
  • Prisoners of war
  • Soldiers
  • Indianapolis (Ind.)
Label
Camp Morton inspections and reports
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3057
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/04/23 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/04/23 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
21437940
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.
System control number
(OCoLC)1042190507
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
Camp Morton inspections and reports
Link
https://archives.isl.lib.in.us/repositories/2/resources/3057
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2018/04/23 by Laura Eliason. EAD finding aid created 2018/04/23 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
21437940
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.
System control number
(OCoLC)1042190507
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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