A Guide to the Nancy B. Harbin Letter, 1862 Harbin, Nancy B., Letter Ms2010-013

A Guide to the Nancy B. Harbin Letter, 1862

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2010-013


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Processed by: Carmen Boggs-Parker Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2010-013
Title
Nancy B. Harbin Letter 1862
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Nancy B. Harbin
Language
English
Abstract
The collection contains a letter written by Nancy B. Harbin to her sons, Jack and John Harbin in Company F, 42nd Regiment of the Mississippi Infantry of the Confederate army.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the Nancy B. Harbin Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Nancy B. Harbin Letter, Ms2010-013, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Nancy B. Harbin Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 2009.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Nancy B. Harbin Letter commenced and was completed in March, 2010.


Biographical/Historical Information

Nancy Harbin's sons, John, Jack, and Edward Harbin, enlisted in Company F, 42nd Regiment of the Mississippi Infantry of the Confederate army. The 42nd regiment was organized at Oxford, Mississippi in May of 1862. The regiment moved to Virginia in June of 1862 and fought in the battles of Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Appomattox.

Sources and additional resources at http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/index.html

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter written by Nancy B. Harbin to her sons, Jack and John Harbin. The letter details a mother's concern for the well-being and safety of her three enlisted sons, Jack, John, and Edward Harbin. Nancy Harbin relates the news from home, including updates on the well-being of family and friends in Mississippi during the first year of the Civil War. Transcription available.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1862.