Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Finding Aid by: Nikki Stoddard Schofield, November 2012
Thomas Jackson was born in 1838 in Indiana. In 1860, he was living with William and Eliza Whitinger, and their four children, ages 6 to 15. The children had the last name of Farley. Thomas worked as a farm hand. He enlisted as a private in Company E, 39th Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, on August 29, 1861 in Indianapolis. Thomas was in the 8th Indiana Cavalry, with the 39th Indiana Regiment. On July 20, 1865, he was discharged as quarter master sergeant after four years.
After the war, he married Miranda and lived in Washington Township, Marion County, Indiana. By 1880, Thomas (43) and Miranda (35) had three children: Arthur, age 13; Fay, age 10; and Mira, age 3.
Guide to Indiana Civil War Manuscripts, by Ann Turner, Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission, 1963.)
Scope and Content:
This collection contains original papers, letters, and booklets ranging from 1855, through the Civil War, until 1908. Folder two contains pension requests for Thomas and other veterans. There is a Grand Army of the Republic ribbon and a badge. The collection also includes an eight-page document narrates Lovell Harrison Rousseau’s raid into Alabama and Georgia.
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Folder 1. 1855-1889
1855 Letters Patent certificate granting Ebenezer Vance property in Pulaski County, signed by Governor Joseph A. Wright
1864 Narrative, 8 pages, of Rousseau’s raid into Alabama and Georgia from July 7 to August 3, 1864
1865-1889 Miscellaneous papers and one account booklet
Folder 2. 1890-1908
1889-1898 Papers and letters in one envelope
1905-1908 Papers and letters in one envelope
No date Grand Army Badge of captured cannon metal
No date Blue GAR ribbon, Post No. 212, Broad Ripple, Indiana, In Memoriam, Perryville
Jan. 30, 1896 Grand Army of the Republic membership certificate for Thomas Jackson, age 58, Broad Ripple, Indiana
Size of Collection: 2 folders
Collection Dates: 1855-1908
Provenance: Marvina Frary, date unknown
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
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.
MA BA 8-2-2013