Lilly Library Manuscript Collections


The Courvoisier mss., 1861-1867, are largely official papers of Frederick L. Courvoisier, 1832?- , at one time postmaster of Vevay, Indiana, and treasurer of Switzerland County, Indiana. He was the son of Benoit Courvoisier and Augustine Thiebaud, the daughter of Frederick Louis Thiebaud.

The papers consist of his appointment as postmaster, April 15, 1861, signed by Montgomery Blair, postmaster general of the United States; the appointment as 2nd lieutenant of the 67th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, July 29, 1862, signed by Lazarus Noble, adjutant general; appointment as 1st lieutenant of the 93rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, August 20, 1862, signed by Oliver Perry Morton, governor of Indiana, William A. Peelle, secretary of state, and Lazarus Noble; Special Order No. 41 (Extract), dated July 13, 1865, which details Captain Courvoisier as Acting Commissary of Subsistence at Gainesville, Alabama; Muster-out roll of the 93rd Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, dated August 10, 1865; Courvoisier's discharge at Memphis, Tennessee, August 10, 1865, signed by Colonel De Witt C. Thomas, in which his age is given as 33 and to which a note is appended about arrears of pay as of May 22, 1889, signed by Sigourney Butler, second comptroller; appointment of Courvoisier as treasurer of Switzerland County for two years October 31, 1867, signed by Oliver Perry Morton; biographical sketch in the hand of Courvoisier, in blue pencil, one page, not dated; notes on those killed in battle, in pencil, on page, not dated, with memo on verso: Maj[or] Wheeler USA Computing Losses Rebellion 1860-1865; printed volume of Instructions for making quarterly returns of Ordnance and Ordnance stores...Washington, G.P.O., 1863. All are filed in an oversize folder.

Collection size: 10 items

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