Category Archives: Civil War

“Lincoln On”: 1864 National Union Party Ticket

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. The National Union Party was a short-lived political party. The party began in 1864 until they dissolved in 1868. They believed in the preservation of the … Continue reading

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A Nation Divided: Confederate States of America War Bonds

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. The Confederate States of America was a group of eleven Southern states who seceded the Union following the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 because of … Continue reading

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McKinley Memorial Service Pamphlet

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. On September 14, 1901, William McKinley, the 25th President of the United States was assassinated by anarchist, Leon Czolgosz. The assassination of President McKinley occurred in … Continue reading

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The Peckinpaugh Collection: From Connection to Inspiration

*Post written by Stacy Waters, an English 601 student, at the University of Southern Indiana. I recently went to Rice Library’s archives looking for a project topic, I selected the Peckinpaugh collection because it consisted of Civil war correspondence, family … Continue reading

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Hoosiers and the Civil War: A Sesquicentennial Commemoration

2011 marks the beginning of the United States’ five-year commemoration of the Civil War, and the State of Indiana has been active in preparing for and observing this significant historical event.  According to the Indiana Historical Bureau’s website, “The Indiana Civil … Continue reading

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