Kent Slack 33rd Illinois Infantry Research

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Collection Information
Volume of Collection:
One Box.
Collection Dates:
1860s and 1980s
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History.
Alternative Formats:
Other Finding Aids: None.
Location: Archives.

See also: 33rd Illinois Infantry Regiment of Volunteers Company C Collection,

See also: Edward J. Lewis Collection

See also: Photograph Collection Subjects Civil War

Historical Sketch

  Kent Slack was an intern at the McLean County Museum of History in 1981. His project included researching Company C of the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry.

Scope and Contents Note

  This collection contains notes and correspondence relating to the research of the 33rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Company C. Most of the information is photocopied from other resources.


Box and Folder Inventory

Folder 1:
Research Report
"The Thrity-Third Illinois Volunteer Regiment "Company C,"" Kent Slack, May 3, 1981, 14 pg MS, with 14 pgs of endnotes, index, and appendix, written in fulfillment of Internship at McLean County Museum of History


Folder 2:
Notes on Original Members
"Notes on the Origianl Members of the Thrity-Third Volunteer Regiment--Company C," Kent Slack, 22 pgs
"Key to be used with the Notes," Kent Slack, 4 pgs


Folder 3:
Newspaper Transcripts
Transcripts of Pantagraph articles, letters to the editor, 1861, 16 pgs


Folder 4:
List of Original Members
"List of Original C Company Members, 33rd Il. Vol. Regiment," broken down by towns at time of enlistment, 2 pgs
"List of Original Members of the Thirty-Third Illinois Volunteer Regiment-Company C," (4 copies; one with handwritten notes)


Folders 5:
Research Notes
Letter, from Kent Slack, reference queries, March 20, 1981 (3 copies, one draft)
List of addresses

Research notes, handwritten, typed and photocopies, includes: photocopies of letters from 1896, 1901, letters from Kent Slack to various historical society agencies, genealogical societies, governmental agencies requesting information about 33rd members and responses, photocopies of various census records, pension records, newspaper articles, county history books, photocopies of reunion booklets, lists of original members (same as in Folder 4) with biographies written along the bottom, bibliography, and some statistical data;

names researched include: Atkins, Ball, Bloomfield, Newton, Bush, Cleary, Coffey, Evans, Larimer, Corbly, Cox, Davis, Horr, DuBois, Grier, Hall, Otis, Hamil, Hankins, Hollingsworth, Hough, Hummel, Lott, Kitchen, Maguire, Moore, Leach, Leavitt, Levick, Loss, McKee, McNulta, Ogden, Parker, Ralls, Richie, Sage, Storr, Stroud, Taylor, and Tendick


Loose Items
Two packets of index cards with notes on many of the original members of Company C, includes birth and death dates, jobs, land owned, quotes from books, and information about reunions


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