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Thomas Lorimor papers

 Collection — Folder: 1
Call Number: RH MS P443


The collection contains copies of documents pertaining to Thomas Lorimor's enlistment and service in the Civil War, marriage and petition for an invalid pension because of his blindness.


  • Creation: 1862 - 1909


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions

Conditions Governing Use

Spencer Library staff may determine use restrictions dependent on the physical condition of manuscript materials.

Biography of Lorimor, Thomas

Thomas Lorimor, born in 1843, joined Company C, 17th Regiment, Iowa Infantry in 1862. He fought in the Civil War until he was captured by the Confederate Army in October 1864. He spent the rest of the war in prison at Andersonville, Georgia. While in prison, he developed an eye disease that left him partially blind. He was released and returned home in June 1865. In March 1867, he married Sarah C. Griffin.


1 folder (25 items)

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Physical Location

RH MS P443

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Susan Walker, May 1982

Guide to the Thomas Lorimor Collection
Thomas Lorimor papers
lt May 1982 jep 2004
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Preferred citation
Thomas Lorimor Collection, Kansas Collection, RH MS P443, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas

Repository Details

Part of the University of Kansas. Kenneth Spencer Research Library Repository

1450 Poplar Lane
Lawrence KS 66045-7616 United States