Sutermeister, Arnold Papers

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Arnold Sutermeister papers
Creator: Sutermeister, Arnold, 1830-1907
Call Number: D.399
Dates: 1850-1865
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Table of Contents:

Biographical/Historical Note
Scope and Content
Arrangement
Subject(s)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Access
Use
Citation
Content List
Box 1 Civil War materials
Collection Overview
Title: Arnold Sutermeister papers
Creator: Sutermeister, Arnold, 1830-1907
Call Number: D.399
Dates: 1850-1865
Physical Description: 1 box
Language(s): Materials are in English
Repository: Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester

Biographical/Historical Note
Arnold Sutermeister was born at Zofingen, Canton Argau, Switzerland, July 11, 1830. He received his education at Bern and Basel, giving special attention to architecture and stone carvings. His father died when he was eleven years of age. In 1846, with his mother and sister, he came to Boston, where he worked as a marble carver, spending his evenings as instructor in drawing in the Mechanics and Engineers' School. In 1857, he moved to Fort Wayne, Ind., where he took charge of an academy which had just been opened. He afterwards resigned his position and delivered a course of lectures on mathematics in Boston. He afterwards resigned his position and delivered a course of lectures on mathematics in Boston. Later he returned to Fort Wayne and opened a private school which he conducted until the beginning of the Civil War.

On December 17, 1861, he was mustered into the United States services as Captain of the 11th battery Indiana Light Artillery. He took part in the siege of Corinth and the battles of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Orchard Knob and Mission Ridge. In the Atlanta campaign he served on the staff of Gen. George H. Thomas in charge of siege artillery, participating in the battles of Buzzard's Roost, Resaca, Dallas, New Hope Church, Kenesaw and Atlanta. He returned with Gen. Thomas's army to Chattanooga, where he remained until mustered out with his battery January 7, 1865. Captain Sutermeister was married in 1860 to Miss Louise Leibnitz at the home of the Hon. Hugh McCulloch.

After leaving the army he returned to Fort Wayne and engaged in business. In 1880 he moved to Kansas City, MO., where he remained in active life until his death on May 3, 1907.

Scope and Content
This collection is comprised of material during the time Sutermeister served as Captain of the 11th battery of the Indiana Light Artillery. It includes orders he received; receipts and invoices of supplies and muster rolls.

Arrangement
The Arnold Sutermeister Papers maintain their original arrangement as compiled by the author.

Subject(s):
American Civil War (1861-1865)
Sutermeister, Arnold, 1830-1907
United States. Army. Indiana Light Artillery Battery, 11th (1861-1864)
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given by Howard Merritt.Access
The Arnold Sutermeister papers is open for research use. Researchers are advised to contact Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation prior to visiting. Upon arrival, researchers will also be asked to fill out a registration form and provide photo identification.Use
Reproductions are made upon request but can be subject to restrictions. Permission to publish materials from the collection must currently be requested. Please note that some materials may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the researcher's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections. For more information contact rarebks@library.rochester.eduCitation
[Item title, item date], Arnold Sutermeister papers, D.399, Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, River Campus Libraries, University of Rochester
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Content List
Box 1Civil War materials
Orders, 1862-1863
Orders, 1864-1865
Telegraph
Invoices and receipts, 1862-1865
Office of Chief of Police
Muster rolls
Narrative of 11th Battery Indiana volunteers
Letters of recommendation, November 2, 1850 and November 14, 1864
Eli Rank to Arnold Sutermeister
Enlistments and commissions
Applications
Money sent by members of the Battery 11
Biographical information of Captain Arnold Sutermeister
Printed material
Blank forms
Envelopes


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