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Edwin L. Billings
1 Folder
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Finding Aid by: Sarah Pfundstein, February, 2013


Biographical Note:

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. (accessed February 13, 2013).
The Goshen Times. "Capt. E.L. Billings." April 12, 1888: pg. 1, col.4.

Scope and Content:

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.

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

Item and Folder Listing:

Folder 1.  Edwin L. Billings

11/21/1862 - 1863 Photocopy of Edwin L. Billings notebook

Collection Information:

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
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
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