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The Fred Lindenschmidt Collection contains documents and photographs from 1862 to 1900. The documents include equipage reports and orders from the Civil War as well as financial statements, land agreements and correspondence concerning Henry O. Harkness. The Civil War documents are concerned with the 45th Regiment Company K Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. The 45th Regiment Company K was mustered into service on December 25, 1861. The company was involved in major battles of the Western Campaign including the Battle of Shiloh, Vicksburg, and the March to the Sea Campaign. Henry O. Harkness was mustered into Company K of the 45th Illinois Volunteer Regiment as a First Sergeant and was honorably discharged as a Captain at the conclusion of the War. At the conclusion of the war, Harkness moved West and eventually settled in McCammon, Idaho in 1870. There Harkness became an influential, economic member of the community. Harkness went on to own a major hotel, flour mill, and large tracts of land surrounding McCammon. The photographs contained in the collection show Harkness' land in McCammon in the late 1800s.

    

This digital collection was completed by Matthew Bingman, intern, ISU Department of History, Spring 2015.     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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