Edwin L. Billings
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Finding Aid by: Sarah Pfundstein, February, 2013
Edwin L. Billings was born in New York City on May 8 1824. On November 27, 1843, he was married to Delia Gilbert and they had eight children two of which survived him. He was in the marble business starting in Bridgeport, Connecticut later moving to Mazomanie, Wisconsin before establishing a household in Goshen. He first served in the 48th Indiana regiment and later accepted a captaincy in the 57th Regiment Indiana Infantry. He mustered out of the service on July 30, 1863. He was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Grand Army of the Republic, and of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He died on April 4, 1888 at his son’s residence in Hillsdale, Michigan.
Ancestry Library. www.ancestrylibrary.com (accessed February 13, 2013).
The Goshen Times. "Capt. E.L. Billings." April 12, 1888: pg. 1, col.4.
The collection contains a photocopy of a notebook of Captain Edwin L. Billings of the 57th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers. In the book is a roster of soldiers in the regiment, accounts, discharge records, a journal with the activities of the regiment, and the weather for the day.
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Item and Folder Listing:
Folder 1. Edwin L. Billings
11/21/1862 - 1863 Photocopy of Edwin L. Billings notebook
Size of Collection: 1 Folder
Collection Dates: 1862-1863
Provenance: Elkhart County Historical Society; 8/19/1969
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
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