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John Ferguson
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Processed by: Andrea Bean Hough, 1998


Biographical Note:

Reverend John Ferguson of Spurgeon, Indiana served as a chaplain to the 1st Indiana Cavalry during the Civil War. He was married to Matilda Ferguson.

Information Found within Collection
S3016 Rev. John Ferguson Memoirs. Manuscripts and Rare Books Division. Indiana State Library.

Scope and Content:

The collection includes two letters sent from Ferguson to his wife from Arkansas in 1863. The letters describe activities in the regiment and the possibility of re-enlisting for three more years, as well as the experiences of living in Arkansas.

Photocopy Policy:

Manuscript material CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in its entirety. Photocopies and/or digital reproductions (i.e. scans, digital photographs) cannot exceed 25% of a COLLECTION or FOLDER within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Please check with the Manuscript Librarian for possible alternatives.

Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1. 

Aug. 26, 1863 ALS from Ferguson to wife Matilda, sent from Devil’s Bluff [Backbone], Ark.
Dec. 18, 1863 ALS from Ferguson to wife Matilda, sent from Pine Bluff, Ark.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder, 2 items
Collection Dates: 1863
Provenance:  Unknown
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions:  None
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscripts and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
Alternate Formats: 
Related Holdings: S3016 Rev. John Ferguson
Collection Notes: