Nancy B. Harbin Letter
Scope and Content
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 American Civil War. Transcription available.
- Harbin, Nancy B. (Person)
Language of Materials
The material in the collection is in English.
Conditions Governing Access
The collection is open for research.
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Nancy Harbin's sons, John, Jack, and Edward Harbin, enlisted in Company F, 42nd Regiment of the Mississippi Infantry of the Confederate army during the American Civil War. 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 https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/index.htm.
0.1 Cubic Feet (1 folder)
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 during the American Civil War.
Source of Acquisition
The Nancy B. Harbin Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 2009.
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/).
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Nancy B. Harbin Letter commenced and was completed in March 2010.
- Nancy B. Harbin Letter, 1862
- Carmen Boggs-Parker, Graduate Assistant
- 2010 (CC0 1.0)
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