Hawkins, Charles N.

A Guide to the Charles N. Hawkins Correspondence, 1863-1864 Ms.2012.026


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2012.026
Title
Charles N. Hawkins Correspondence,1863-1864
URL:
http://ead.lib.virginia.edu/vivaxtf/view?docId=vt/viblbv01027.xml
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Rock, George W. (22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment))
Creator
Hawkins, Charles N., c.1845-? (22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment))
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection consists of three letters written by Pvt. Charles N. Hawkins and Pvt. George Rock to Hawkins's cousin, Dollie L. Eakin, between August 1863 and April 1864.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Charles N. Hawkins Correspondence, 1863-1864 must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Charles N. Hawkins Correspondence, 1863-1864, Ms2012-026, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The collection was purchased by Special Collections in February 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Charles N. Hawkins was completed in June 2012.


Biographical Note

The Virginia Regimental Histories Series suggests that:

Charles N. Hawkins was born c. 1845 in Craig County, Virginia, and that his middle name is probably Nelson. Hawkins enlisted in Company D of the 22nd Virginia Infantry as a private on March 19, 1863 at Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, and by September 19, 1864 Hawkins was captured in Winchester, Virginia. On September 24, 1864, Hawkins was recorded as a Prisoner of War at Point Lookout, Maryland, but was released in an exchange on March 15, 1865.

George W. Rock was a resident of Craig County, Virginia, enlisting in Company C of the 22nd Virginia Infantry as a private on May 1, 1862 at White Sulphur Springs, Greenbrier County, West Virginia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of three letters written by Pvt. Charles N. Hawkins and Pvt. George Rock to Hawkins's cousin, Dollie L. Eakin, between August 1863 and April 1864. In the first letter, dated August 1, 1863, Hawkins describes the movements of his regiment and camp life in West Virginia near Packs Ferry and the Mouth of Indian Creek. The second letter, dated April 4, 1864, includes a reflection on Hawkins's most recent visit home, family news, and a description of life at Camp Gauley, West Virginia. In the third letter, dated April 21, 1864, Hawkins discusses news from home and his recent illness, then has Rock describe camp life and Hawkins's illness.

Related Material

For more information about Charles N. Hawkins, see the George W. Rock Correspondence, 1863-1865, Ms2012-027. Finding aid available online.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Diseases
  • Eakin, Dollie L.
  • Folk, historical, and patent medicine
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Eakin, Dollie L.
  • Hawkins, Charles N., c.1845-? (22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment))
  • Rock, George W. (22nd Regiment, Virginia Infantry (1st Kanawha Regiment))

Container List

folder 1
Letters
1863-1864