John K. Benefield

John K. Benefiel
1 Folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Finding Aid by: Sarah Pfundstein, January, 2013


Biographical Note:

John K. Benefiel was a married landowner from Pulaski County, Indiana. During the Civil War, he mustered in to either the 40th or 46th Infantry regiment, Company H. He died in 1865.


Ancestry Library. (accessed January 16, 2013).
"Diary of John K. Benefiel for the Year 1864." April 1972.

Scope and Content:

The collection contains a copy of the diary of John K. Benefiel, of the 46th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. The diary discussed camp life and its hardships, the weather, troop movements, the re-election of Abraham Lincoln as reflected in the vote among the regiments. Regiments from Louisiana, Maine, Iowa, Ohio, New York, and Indiana are mentioned. The diary features an index in the back with Military units, boats, persons, and places.

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

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1.  Civil War Diary 1864

1864 Copy of Civil War Diary

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 Folder
Collection Dates: 1864
Provenance:  Mrs. Roberta Q. McKinney(purchase); 5/15/1972
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 and Rare Books Division, Indiana State Library.
Language: Materials are entirely in: English
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