Collection ID: LMC 1201
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Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Cobb, Thomas A.
Abstract:
The Cobb mss. consists of letters, 1860-1864, from Captain Thomas A. Cobb to his family.
Extent:
1.25 linear feet (25 items.)
Language:
Materials are in English .
Preferred citation:

[Item], Cobb mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

Background

Scope and Content:

The Cobb mss. consists of letters, 1860-1864, from Captain Thomas A. Cobb to his family. Captain Cobb wrote about his experiences and his two brothers with him at war in Indiana, Tennessee, and Kentucky. The first three letters, 1860-1861, are from school and at home. Later letters from 1862 and 1863 detail the carnage of Tennessee Civil War battles at Pittsburgh Landing, Murfreesboro, and Chattanooga.

The collection consists of 19 letters, totaling 60 pages, with 4 letters written by Captain Cobb's relatives. Also included are many copy-pages of his Civil War record, pension papers, and biographies from Lebanon.

Scope and content details were provided courtesy of Charles Apfelbaum.

Biographical / Historical:

Captain Thomas A. Cobb, Commanding Company A, 10th Indiana. A farmer and school teacher of Lebanon, Indiana. His father was Squire Cobb, who was a Justice of the Peace in Boone County.

Biographical details were provided courtesy of Charles Apfelbaum.

Acquisition information:
Purchase: 2003
Arrangement:

This collection is arranged following original order.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open for research.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Prior arrangements are not necessary before coming to the Library, however, patrons from out of town are encouraged to communicate with the Library in advance of their visits to ascertain availability of materials.

Photocopying permitted only with permission of the curator.

PREFERRED CITATION:

[Item], Cobb mss., Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana.

CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
1200 East Seventh Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47405-5500, USA
CAMPUS:
Indiana University Bloomington
CONTACT:
(812) 855-2452
liblilly@indiana.edu