Papers of William F. Vermilion, physician, lawyer, Iowa state senator, and Civil War captain (1862-1865) of Company F, 36th
Regiment of Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Materials related to Vermilion's military career include correspondence with his wife,
company morning reports (May 1864-August 1865), company administrative documents, and several diaries. Evidence of his numerous
law partnerships includes business correspondence, legal documents, account books, land deeds, receipts, and canceled checks.
The collection contains family memorabilia, photographs and ephemera.
The William F. Vermilion Papers are arranged in five series: 1) PERSONAL MATERIALS, 2) CIVIL WAR MATERIALS, 3) POLITICAL MATERIALS,
4) BUSINESS MATERIALS, and 5) MICROFILM OF THE CIVIL WAR CORRESPONDENCE.
William F. Vermilion was born in Mercer County, Kentucky, in October 1830. His obituary article in THE DAILY CITIZEN stated
that he studied medicine at Rush Medical College and built a large practice in Iconium, Iowa. In 1859, he married Mary A.C.