John M. Flinn
1861 – 1876
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Processed by: Andrea Bean Hough, 1998
John M. Flinn was born in Canada, approximately 1833/1834. He lived near Shelbyville with his wife Margaret and his daughter Zora. He joined the army on April 25, 1861 as First Lieutenant in Company V of the 7th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers. He then joined Company F of the 51st Regiment, serving as Captain. He was mustered out on Dec. 14, 1864. He died in 1872 at the age of 38.
Information Found within Collection
The collection consists of letters written by Flinn to his wife and daughter during his service in the Civil War, as well as his 1862 discharge papers, some army-related documents, and a letter to Mrs. Margaret Flinn dated 1876. Some of the materials are fragile. The topics included in Flinn’s letters include army life, his health, and related matters.
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.
Folder and Item Listing:
1861, Aug. 2 Discharge Papers, Indianapolis
1862, June 25 ALS, John Flinn to Margaret and Zora Flinn, Alabama
1862, July 27 ALS, John Flinn to Margaret and Zora Flinn, Stevenson, Ala.
1862, Dec. 31 ADS, Materials lost at Battle of Stone River, Tenn.
1863, Jan. 30 ALS, John Flinn to Margaret and Zora Flinn, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
1863, Mar. 2 ALS, John Flinn to Margaret and Zora Flinn, Murfreesboro, Tenn.
1863, April 8 ALS, John Flinn to Margaret and Zora Flinn, Nashville, Tenn.
1863, Sept. 11 ALS, John Flinn to Margaret and Zora Flinn, Libby Prison, Richmond, Va.
1864, Aug. 21 ALS, John Flinn to Chief of Ordinance, Chattanooga, Tenn.
1864, Aug. 22 ADS, Sworn Statement by John Flinn, Chattanooga, Tenn.
1864, Oct. 24 ADS, Special Orders, Indianapolis
1864, Nov. 10 ALS, John Flinn to Margaret Flinn, Pulaski, Tenn.
1865, Feb. 20 ADS, Ordinance Office, Property Returns Division, Washington D.C.
1866, Jan. 30 ADS, Treasury Department
1876, Dec. 28 ALS, John Greenawall to Margaret Flinn, South Bend
Size of Collection: 1 folder, 15 items
Collection Dates: 1861 – 1876
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions: Due to fragile condition, some letters may not be able to be photocopied. Please see the Manuscripts Librarian for alternatives.
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