Civil War Claims of Veterans
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Finding Aid by: Nikki Stoddard Schofield, December 2012
The collection includes original papers of seven soldiers seeking back pay for their service in the Civil War. The hand-written documents and letters compile these applications for back pay and bounty, submitted to the U. S. Treasury. Some papers were prepared by attorneys, and some were written by the applicant himself. There are also some muster sheets, correspondence, filled-in forms, and depositions.
The men listed within the collection are:
Arthur Bonwell, Co. B, 85th Regiment, from Armiesburg, Parke County, Indiana;
Joseph C. Freeman, Co. I, 97th Regiment, from Linton, Indiana;
Christian Keck, Co. F, 1st Regiment, Indiana Artillery, 21st Infantry, from Kecksville, Martin County, Indiana;
Charles W. Lockman, Co. A, 11th Regiment, Indiana Cavalry, from Dupont, Jefferson County, Indiana;
William Miller, Co. G, 17th Regiment, from Indianapolis, Indiana;
William Perryman, Co. F, 9th Regiment; from Livonia, Washington County, Indiana; and
Nicholas Smith, Co. A, 17th Regiment, from Indianapolis, Indiana.
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.
Name Number of items
Arthur Bonwell 15 items
Joseph Freeman 10 items
Christian Keck 9 items
Charles Lockman 15 items
William Miller 13 items
William Perryman 11 items
Nicholas Smith 10 items
Size of Collection: 1folder
Collection Dates: 1864-1866
Provenance: Monroe D’Antignas, October 28, 1960
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
Restrictions: Due to the condition of the collection, some items may not be photocopied.
Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in English.