Special Collections Department
403 Parks Library
Iowa State University
Ames, IA 50011-2140

MS 637
Richard Groves, collector
G.S. Neel's Civil War Papers, 1860-1865

Descriptive summary

creator: Groves, Richard, collector
title: G.S. Neel's Civil War Papers
dates: 1860-1865
extent: 0.21 linear feet (1 half-document box)
collection number:

MS 637

repository: Special Collections Department, Iowa State University.


Administrative information

access: Open for research
publication rights: Consult Head, Special Collections Department
preferred citation: Groves, Richard, collector. G.S. Neel's Civil War Papers, MS 637, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University Library.


Biographical note

George Samuel Neel was born March 20, 1842 near Decatur, Ohio to Hiriam and Malinda Babbers Neel. He married Kentucky schoolteacher Minerva A. Glass on January 17, 1866 in Brown County, Ohio. The couple had eight children. Neel enlisted in the Army on February 26, 1864 and served in Company A of the 70th regiment, Ohio infantry. After serving with Generals Logan and Sherman and participating in the Atlanta campaign, he was honorably discharged on August 14, 1865. Neel died July 1, 1931 at Webster City, Iowa.


Collection description

This collection contains the photocopies of material Neel's great-grandson, Richard Groves duplicated and collected from various sources. The documents include copies of both Neel and his widow's application for pensions, death certificates, and newspaper clippings, as well as a copy of Neel's 1864 diary and his Civil War-era correspondence.


Container list







Civil war diary, letters, related papers of G.S. Neel (photocopies)