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Thomas Jefferson Henderson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC278

Scope and Contents

The collection includes correspondence, diary, history, reports, genealogical report, newspaper clippings, orders, circulars, muster rolls, inventories, and ordnance records. Correspondence consists mainly of that with other officers and is army related. Some letters written to his wife during this time discuss the war and home matters. Diary for 1864. A typed history of the 112th Illinois Infantry and a report of the Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee battles. A typed Henderson genealogy and a biography of John W. Henderson. News clippings concerning his term in the United States House of Representatives. A large number of hand written orders that pertain to all facets of troop activity including requisitions for guns, ammunition, and supplies, sick leave, transfers, division movements, dress, and marching. War department circulars. Records related to deserters, casualties, disabled and deceased.

Dates

  • Created: 1859-1911
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1862-1865
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1968

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

1.47 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Thomas Jefferson Henderson was a Colonel of the 112th Illinois Infantry, brevetted Brigadier General in 1865 by Abraham Lincoln, and served as a Republican in the Illinois legislature and the U.S. Congress. The collection includes correspondence, diary, history, reports, genealogical report, newspaper clippings, orders, circulars, muster rolls, inventories, and ordnance records.

Arrangement Note

The Collection is divided into two series. Series 1, Thomas J. Henderson I, contains correspondence, diary from 1864, unpublished papers, miscellaneous papers, and two scrapbooks. Series 2, Thomas J. Henderson II, includes correspondence and papers, certificates, reports and proceedings of meetings, general orders, special orders, regimental orders, circulars, muster rolls, military reports, list of transfers to Veteran Reserve Corps, list of deserters, certificates of disability for absent officers, returns of alterations and casualties, registers of volunteers, quarterly returns of deceased soldiers, final statements of deceased soldiers, inventories of effects of deceased soldiers, and ordnance records.

Accruals and Additions

1978
Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
Laurel Bowen, Connie Butts, and Karl Janssen
Description rules
Other Unmapped
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
und

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collection Repository

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