The Hugh T. Carlisle Collection (1826-1924, bulk 1861-1924) documents the life of Hugh T. Carlisle, a Civil War soldier and
veteran. The collection contains correspondence, journals, legal records related to his military pension and property transactions,
newspaper clippings, and a marriage certificate. The bulk of this collection relates to his Civil War service and includes
documentation on his success in obtaining a Homestead Act property deed in 1880.
Hugh T. Carlisle (1843-?) was born in New York in 1843. On September 19, 1861, Carlisle joined the United States Army at the
age of 18, serving as a Private in Captains Fyler's Company D 81st Regiment, in the Ohio Infantry. He served the Union Army
from 1861 through April 22, 1863. During his military service he fought in the historic Battle of Shiloh, which took place
in Southwestern Tennessee. The Union forced succeeded in pushing back the Confederate forces, but it became know as one of
the bloodiest battles in U.S. history. In 1880, succeeded in his application to obtain a Homestead Act land grant, consisting
of 60 acres in Norton County, Kansas. Carlisle married Mary Lewis on May 24, 1893, in Indiana.
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