Hiram Matthew Papers, 1863-1865 Matthew, Hiram, Papers Ms1988-090

Hiram Matthew Papers, 1863-1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms1988-090


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Processed by: Colleen Major Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms1988-090
Title
Hiram Matthew Papers, 1863-1865
Physical Characteristics
1 folder; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Hiram Matthew
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of twenty-two letters of outgoing correspondence from Union soldier Hiram Matthew to his wife Elmira Matthew of Campbellsburg, Washington County, Indiana.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish from the Hiram Matthew Paper must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Hiram Matthew Paper, Ms1988-090, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Hiram Matthew Paper were purchased by Special Collections in 1988.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Hiram Matthew Papers commenced and was completed in 2002.

Biographical Information

Hiram Matthew was a union soldier from Campbellsburg in Washington County, Indiana. He was a member of the 66th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of twenty-two letters of outgoing correspondence from Union soldier Hiram Matthew to his wife Elmira Matthew of Campbellsburg Washington County Indiana. The correspondence includes descriptions of a soldier's life including, but not limited to, health aliments suffered during the war; punishments suffered for crimes committed during war; and battle accounts, including accounts of the Siege of Atlanta. Eleven letters between the dates of February 1, 1863 and June 27, 1863 were written from Corinth, Mississippi. Eight letters were written between November 24, 1864 and March 15, 1864 from Pulaski, Tennessee. The last letter is dated April 28, 1865 from Raleigh, North Carolina.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Correspondence, 1863-1865
February 1, 1863 from Corinth, Mississippi
March 9, 1863 from Corinth, Mississippi
March 16, 1863 from Corinth, Mississippi
March 29, 1863 from Corinth, Mississippi
April 14, 1863 from Corinth, Mississippi
May 3, 1863 from Corinth, Mississippi
May 5, 1863 from Corinth, Mississippi
May 11, 1863 from Corinth, Mississippi
June 3, 1863 from Corinth, Mississippi
June 15, 1863 from Corinth, Mississippi
June 17, 1863 from Corinth, Mississippi
September 16, 1863 from Fort Greshan Tennessee
November 24, 1863 from Pulaski, Tennessee
December 15, 1863 from Pulaski, Tennessee
January 9, 1864 from Pulaski, Tennessee
February 20, 1864 from Pulaski, Tennessee
March 3, 1864 from Pulaski, Tennessee
March 10, 1864 from Pulaski, Tennessee
March 15, 1864 from Pulaski, Tennessee
August 18, 1864 camped near Atlanta
August 26, 1864 camped near Atlanta
April 28, 1865 near Raleigh