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John Chauncey papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS-010

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, photographs, military records, and memorabilia collected during Captain Chauncey's service as a Union officer in the United States Civil War. The scope of the collection ranges from 1830 to 1950.The collection includes material related to the Civil War career of Captain John D.P.A.M. Chauncey, of Madison, Indiana. Captain Chauncey was with the 13th Indiana Volunteers. There is also correspondence relating to Captain Chauncey and his descendents, some of whom lived in Chattanooga. Included in the collection are items of clothing from officers and soldiers, Civil War documents, books, medals, and company books.


  • Creation: 1830-1950


Language of Materials

This collection contains materials in English.

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright status of this collection has not been evaluated.

Biographical / Historical

John Chauncey was born in Madison Indiana on August 15, 1820. Chauncey served as Captain of Company D during the Civil War with the United States Army's 13th Indiana Cavalry Regiment. After the war, Chauncey returned to Madison, where he died on July 3, 1877 in a coal oil explosion.


5.46 Linear Feet (5 Boxes)

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection was donated by Maltier Hagan and Franklin Goodet to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on 1983 August 19.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection is complete.

John Chauncey papers
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Collection Area Details

Part of the Manuscripts Collection Area

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Library
c/o Special Collections
600 Douglas Street
Chattanooga Tennessee 37403 United States