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Hattie E. Jarboe Gettinger letter

Label
Hattie E. Jarboe Gettinger letter, 1864 Jun. 10
Title
Hattie E. Jarboe Gettinger letter
Inclusive dates
1864 Jun. 10
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letter, 10 June 1864, from Hattie E. Jarboe Gettinger (1833-1885) in Richmond, Virginia, to her sister Maria Jarboe (1840-1911) of Frederick, Maryland, regarding the death of George Newkirk "Kirk" Hammond (1833-1864) of the 1st Virginia Cavalry and his burial at Hollywood Cemetery, and how it affected her husband (John) Howard Gettinger (1826-1903). She also provides news of other friends and acquaintances serving in the military or who are in the Richmond area. Letter is an example that mail was passed between enemy lines
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Biographical or historical data
Harriet "Hattie" E. Jarboe was born 25 April 1833 in Frederick County, Maryland, to Samuel Jarboe (1804-1883) and Sarah Maria Jarboe (1810-1848). Between 1850 and 1853, Hattie Jarboe married John Howard Gettinger (1826-1903). They resided in Martinsburg, Berkeley County, (West) Virginia, where Gettinger was a merchant. They had one daughter who died shortly after birth. When the Civil War began, the Gettingers moved to Richmond, Virginia, where Howard Gettinger was a clerk in the War Department. When the Civil War ended, the Gettingers returned to Martinsburg, where he resumed a career as a shoe merchant. Hattie Gettinger died 30 January 1885 and was buried in Mt. Olive Cemetery in Frederick County. After her death, Gettinger married Hattie's sister Maria Louise Jarboe (1840-1911).
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Hattie E. Jarboe Gettinger letter
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
2
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Raynors' Historical Collectible Auctions
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001688318
Type of unit
p.

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