A Guide to the Thomas Haden Letter, 1862 Haden, Thomas, Letter Ms2011-027

Thomas Haden Letter, 1862

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-027


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Processed by: Sarah R. Olney, Student Assistant Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-027
Title
Thomas Haden Letter, July 8, 1862
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Haden, Thomas
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of an incomplete letter dated July 8, 1862 from Thomas Haden to his wife talking about marching and battle.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Thomas Haden Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Thomas Haden Letter, Ms2011-027, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Thomas Haden Letter was acquired by Special Collections prior to 2005.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Thomas Haden letter was completed in March 2011.


Biographical Note

Little biographical information is available on Thomas Haden. Information provided by descendants suggests that he served with a unit of the Army of Northern Virginia (possible the 24th Regiment, Virginia Infantry) and may have been a POW in Elmira, NY, after being wounded at Seven Pines.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of an incomplete letter dated July 8, 1862 from Thomas Haden to his wife talking about marching and battle. He writes of having been sick and "brook down." He writes of a letter from Mr. Hall which might allow him to return home to work in the 'shop,' if the Secretary of War agrees. There are also accounts of the Yankees being driven out of Richmond, Virginia.

Arrangement

The materials are arranged with the letter at the front, followed by a photocopy, a typed transcript.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, July 8, 1862.