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The Resource Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry correspondence

Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry correspondence

Label
Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry correspondence, circa 1861-2000s
Title
Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry correspondence
Inclusive dates
circa 1861-2000s
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
This collection includes letters and transcriptions from Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry and his descendants in Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and Iowa ranging from 1861 to 2016 regarding correspondence between Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry and his wife, Emeline (Force) Goltry during his service in the Civil War.These letters offer insight into the everyday life and sentiments of a Union soldier as relayed to his wife at home. References are made to the living conditions and provisions of the soldiers, information on the campaigns of Company C of the 37th Indiana Regiment between 1862 and 1864. Also included in the collections are the transcriptions produced by Jacob Goltry's grand-daughter Margaret E. Goltry Dillman in collaboration with her sister Beryle G. Goltry Cole and compiled in a book written by great-grandson Charles M. Wright which is included in this collection
Biographical or historical data
Jacob Fitgerald Goltry was born March 12, 1837 in Steuben County, New York. His family moved to Jennings County, Indiana by ox team and wagon in 1838. He married Emeline Force, daughter of David S. Force and Eliza (Day) Force February 16, 1860 near Hayden in Jennings County, Indiana. To this union were born thirteen children. Jacob enlisted for service on September 18, 1861 at Hardinsburg, Indiana to Company C, 37th Indiana Infantry. His service during the Civil War took him from Indiana through Kentucky and Tennessee to Athens, Alabama. He reenlisted February 29, 1864. After a thirty day furlough at home he went to Georgia where he was wounded at Pumpkin Vine Creek. He was discharged November 17, 1864 at the rank of Corporal and set home on to Indiana on foot. In the spring of 1865 Jacob, his wife Emeline and other family members moved by train to Eddyville, Iowa and from there by wagon to Cedar Township, Lucas County, Iowa. It was here that he worked as a carpenter and built several homes in the area. Jacob died October 15, 1914 and Emeline died November 19, 1934. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery in the town of Russell, Iowa.
Cataloging source
ISL
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • War wounds
  • Alabama
  • Georgia
  • Indiana
  • Tennessee
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry correspondence
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S3396%20Goltry%20Jacob%20Fitzgerald%20Correspondence.pdf
Instantiates
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017 February by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2017 February by Brittany Kropf
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
21078649
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 records transfer OR donation from [Jeanette P. Dillman, Judith J. Dillman Waddle, and Jerry W. Dillman] on 2016/01/18.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn988333461
  • (OCoLC)988333461
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
2 folders
Label
Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry correspondence
Link
http://www.in.gov/library/finding-aid/S3396%20Goltry%20Jacob%20Fitzgerald%20Correspondence.pdf
Note
Processing Information: Collection processing completed 2017 February by Brittany Kropf. EAD finding aid created 2017 February by Brittany Kropf
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
21078649
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 records transfer OR donation from [Jeanette P. Dillman, Judith J. Dillman Waddle, and Jerry W. Dillman] on 2016/01/18.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn988333461
  • (OCoLC)988333461
Terms governing use
Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.
Type of unit
2 folders

Library Locations

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      315 W. Ohio St., Indianapolis, IN, 46202, US
      39.77004 -86.164015

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