Harbin, Nancy B., Letter

A Guide to the Nancy B. Harbin Letter, 1862 Ms.2010.013


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2010.013
Title
Nancy B. Harbin Letter1862
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Harbin, Nancy B.
Language
The material in the collection is in 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

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Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: [identification of item], [box], [folder], Nancy B. Harbin Letter, Ms2010-013, Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Source of Acquisition

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 Note

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 Contents

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.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Nancy B. Harbin Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Letter,
1862.