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Guide to the L.P. Mitchell Paper MSS.1665

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

June 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-06-22T15:02-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

L.P. Mitchell paper

Unit ID:

MSS.1665

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 item, 12 pages)

Dates:

1895 June 14

Abstract:

This collection consists of a handwritten memoir written by L.P. Mitchell, describing his life, both growing up in Indiana and in the Army, which was read to the George W. Lennard post of the Grand Army of the Republic, New Castle, Indiana, on 14 June 1895. Mitchell may have served in the 139th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, whose service consisted of nothing more strenuous than guarding railroads in Tennessee and Alabama during the war's latter months.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a handwritten memoir titled "Retrospective of the War, of Mitchell's Civil War experiences, both growing up in Indiana and in the Army," which was read to the George W. Lennard post of the Grand Army of the Republic, New Castle, Indiana, on 14 June 1895. Mitchell never mentions his regimental number, but, judging by the date he states that it was mustered into the service--8 June 1864--it was perhaps the 139th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, whose service consisted of nothing more strenuous than guarding railroads in Tennessee and Alabama during the war's latter months. This fact is reflected in Mitchell's reminiscences, which contain no reference to war service other than the adventure of traveling from Indianapolis to Nashville.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Donnelly Lancaster/John Beeler, 2005

Preferred Citation:

L.P. Mitchell paper, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2004

Biographical/Historical note

Civil War soldier from New Castle, Indiana.

Paper Box 6476 Folder 22

Paper by L. P. Mitchell, June 14, 1895 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20776