William R. Haddon

William R. Haddon
1 folder

Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library

Finding Aid by: Edythe Huffman, July 2013


Biographical Note:

William R. Haddon was born July 17, 1805 in Randolph County, Virginia.  He served as the Lieutenant Colonel of the 2nd Indiana Regiment, Indiana Volunteers during the Battle of Buena Vista Feb. 23, 1847, in the Mexican War.  He was a member of the Indiana Constitutional Convention from 1859-1851 and was a long time resident of Sullivan County, working as a farmer and flatboat trader.  He was married with at least one child.  He died January 27, 1859 and is buried in Carlisle, Indiana.


Haddon [Hadden], William R. (1980). In A biographical directory of the Indiana General Assembly. (v.1, p. 158). Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society. ISLI 920 B15G
“William R. Haddon”.  Indiana. Find a grave index. 1800-2012. July 1, 2013. http://search.ancestrylibrary.com

Scope and Content:

The collection consists of a letter which Mr. Haddon wrote, on July 4, 1853, to Col. Davis (which was transcribed into an 8 page typewritten document).  The letter is a response to some unfavorable communications he had received regarding the actions of the 2nd  Indiana Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, during the Battle of Buena Vista.  He discusses the reasons and orders for retreat, actions of Gen. Lane, Major Cravens, Moberly, Major Dicks, Col. Bowles, Lieut, Kunkle, Maj. Bradford, and [Leut] Robinson.  He praised the courage and fighting ability of his men, and asked the favor of an answer to his letter.

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Collection Inventory

Folder and Item Listing:

Folder 1. 

7-4-1853 Letter from Wm. R. Haddon to Col. Davis, TL

Collection Information:

Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 7-4-1853
Provenance:  Typewritten copy received by Indiana State Library 8-3-1914
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
Alternate Formats: None
Related Holdings: None
Collection Notes: None

MA BA 8-2-2013