Captain Edmund Engle Civil War Diaries

Captain Edmund Engle Civil War Diaries
1856, 1864-1867, 1878-1880
1 mss box, 5 folders

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

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Processed by: Brent Abercrombie July, 2008                     


Edmund Engle grew up and lived most of his life in Winchester, IN. Engle married Gertrude Bishop on Oct. 15, 1856 in Randolph County. He enlisted into the IN 124th Regiment on Feb. 20, 1864. He left Camp [Berne], Indiana, on March 18, 1864 and headed to Nashville, TN. The IN 124th Regiment marched through Tennessee, Georgia, Alabama, and the Carolinas during its tour of duty, and was involved in the Battle of Franklin, the Battle of Nashville, the Battle of Wise’s Fork, and was present at the surrender of Johnston’s army. Engle mustered out on Aug. 31, 1865. The total casualty of the IN 124th was 155.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains Photostats of muster rolls, a marriage license, and other government papers of Capt. Edmund Engle. Along with the official military documents, the collection also contains four diaries written by Engle. The diaries span from 1864 to 1866 and focuses primarily on his day-to-day activities like marching, encampment, and the general health of other soldiers.

Photocopying Policy:

Manuscript materials CANNOT be photocopied or digitized in their entirety. Photocopies and/or digital images cannot exceed 25% of a collection or a folder within a collection. In some cases, photocopying may not be permitted due to the condition of the item. Check with a Manuscript Librarian for other options.

Box and Folder Listing:

Box 1.  Captain Edmund Engle

1. Engle, Edmund
2. Engle, Edmund Diary 2/20/1864 to 9/6/1864
3. Engle, Edmund Diary 9/7/1864 to 2/19/1865
4. Engle, Edmund Diary 2/20/1865 to 8/17/1865
5. Engle, Edmund Diary 8/18/1865 to 2/25/1866

Collection Information

Size of Collection: 1 mss box, 5 folders
Collection Dates: 1864-1866
Provenance: Donated by Frederick V. Bales on June 29, 1986
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 Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are in English
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None

IN BF 3-8-2017