Hurst, James H. Letter

James H. Hurst Letter, 1862 Ms.2018.014


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.2018.014
Title
James H. Hurst Letter1862
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Hurst, James H. (50th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry)
Language
English .
Abstract
The collection consists of a letter written by James H. Hurst, Co. K, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, July 4th, 1862, from Beaufort, South Carolina to his brother. The letter describes celebration of the Fourth of July among the Union soldiers stationed around Beaufort, South Carolina.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from James H. Hurst Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Alternate Form Available

This collection has been digitized and is available online .

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: James H. Hurst Letter, Ms2018-013, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The James H. Hurst Letter was purchased by Special Collections in March 2016.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the James H. Hurst Letter was completed in September, 2018.


Scope and Contents

The collection consists of a letter written by James H. Hurst, Co. K, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, July 4th, 1862, from Beaufort, South Carolina to his brother. The letter describes celebration of the Fourth of July among the Union soldiers stationed around Beaufort, South Carolina. Hurst describes the excitement in camp due to the celebration of the fourth of July. His Colonel planned on making a speech and his captain brought some liquor for the men. All soldiers had the day off and artillery salutes took place. He also laments the dead who were alive one year previous and wishes to be home by the next fourth of July.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Beaufort (S.C.)
  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 50th (1861-1865)

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Hurst, James H. (50th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry)

Container List

folder 1
Letter
1862