Adolphus W. Search payment voucher
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Adolphus W. Search payment voucher

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Search, Adolphus W.
Title: Adolphus W. Search payment voucher
Dates: 1865 April 8
Quantity: 1.0 Item(s)
Identification: ahc.MSS668f

Biographical/Historical Note

Adolphus (Adalphus) W. Search was born circa 1841 in Muskingum, Ohio. He served as first sergeant, adjutant, and captain in the 78th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry. The 78th Infantry, formed in 1861, was recruited from the state at large. In January 1864, the regiment reenlisted as a veteran regiment and joined General William T. Sherman in Acworth, Georgia. The 78th participated in engagements at Kennesaw Mountain and Atlanta, before joining Sherman’s march to the sea. The company was mustered out on July 11, 1865.

Search married Louisa M. White and they had 3 children together. According to the 1870 U.S. Census, Search was employed as a school teacher after the war. Additional biographical information about Adolphus W. Search has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

The Adolphus W. Search papers include a voucher for payment received by Search during his leave of absence from August 31, 1864 to February 28, 1865, which was authorized under special order #81, most likely to recruit volunteers in Ohio. The voucher is signed by J. V. Holliway, paymaster. An African-American servant, James, accompanied Search during his leave of absence.

Index Terms

Holliway, J.V.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 78th (1861-1865).

General Notes

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Adolphus W. Search payment voucher, MSS668f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1998

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2012.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

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