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Library > Collections & Services > Collections > Rare Books & Manuscripts > Indiana Lawyers and Judges > Hoosier Legal Literaries > Alvin Peterson Hovey Alvin Peterson Hovey

6 Sept. 1821 - 23 Nov. 1891

Alvin P. Hovey was born near Mount Vernon, Posey County, Indiana. He fought in the Mexican War and the Civil War and was a delegate to Indiana's 1850 Constitutional Convention. Following the Civil War, he was U.S. Minister to Peru, a U.S. Representative, and Governor of Indiana. Most of Hovey's published works are speeches of a political in nature, but he also wrote a history of his birthplace, Posey County.

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Centennial History, Sketch of Posey County, Indiana. Thomas Collins, 1876. [ISL call number: Ip 977.201 P855 no. 2]
The Rights of Soldiers and Sailors of the United States Who Served in the Late Rebellion. Washington, 1888. [ISL call number: Ip 815 H846 no. 7]
Soldiers' and Sailors' 1891 Rights. Indianapolis: W. B. Burford, 1890. [ISL call number: Ip 815 H846 no. 6]
Soldiers' Rights. An Appeal to the Loyal People of the United States and Their Representatives in Congress. Indianapolis: W. B. Burford, 1889. [ISL call number: Ip 815 H846 no. 5]