The Resource Lewis Harman papers

Lewis Harman papers

Label
Lewis Harman papers, 1848, 1895-1898
Title
Lewis Harman papers
Inclusive dates
1848, 1895-1898
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1848, 1895-1898 and undated, of Lewis Harman (1845-1920) of Staunton, Augusta County, Virginia, include several letters, 1895, recommending Harman for the position of collector of internal revenue for the 6th Congressional District of Virginia. The letters generally focus on Harman's record as a businessman, Democrat, and former Confederate officer. An 18 April 1895 letter from U.S. Senator John Warwick Daniel (1842-1910) informed Harman that the position would be offered to another candidate. Other items include an undated biographical sketch recounting the Civil War careers of the five Harman brothers of Staunton, including Michael G. Harman (1822-1877), father of Lewis. The sketch also covers Lewis Harman's service, first as an officer with the 52nd Virginia Infantry Regiment and then with the 12th Virginia Cavalry Regiment. Also included are photos of Lewis Harman in his Virginia Military Institute cadet's uniform and in Confederate uniform; military discharge papers, 1898, for Lewis' son Travers Harman (1876-1900); and an 1848 indenture made out to Eliza M. Price (d. 1870) for a burial plot in Mount Hebron Cemetery, Winchester, Virginia
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Biographical or historical data
Lewis Harman (1845-1920) was born on 14 December 1845, the son of Michael G. Harman (1822-1877) and Caroline V. Stevenson Harman (1825-1903) of Augusta County, Virginia. Harman was attending the Virginia Military Institute at the outbreak of the Civil War. Over the course of the war, he served as second lieutenant of Company C, 52nd Virginia Infantry Regiment, and as first lieutenant and adjutant, and eventually captain of Company I, 12th Virginia Cavalry. He was wounded at Port Republic in 1862, and taken prisoner in 1864 at the Battle of the Wilderness. In later years, Harman worked for some time as steward of the Western Lunatic Asylum. He married Ellen Price (1844-1916) in 1865, and with her had several children, including Travers Harman (1876-1900). Lewis Harman died on 22 March 1920.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Lewis Harman papers
Note
LOCATED IN OVERSIZE BOX 12
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
19
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Scott, Carolyn
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
001569225
Reproduction note
Photocopies.
Type of unit
leaves.

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