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Label
1861, 1869
Inclusive dates
1861, 1869
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Letters, 1861 and 1869, of the Hanes family of Buckingham County, Virginia. Includes five letters from Garland Hanes (1831-1879) to his wife Mary E. Hanes (1837-1897), and one letter from her to him. Four of the letters were written while he was serving in the 20th Virginia Infantry during the Civil War. Subjects in these letters include the sending of ammunition to Manassas, troop movements, his tour in New Orleans and Jackson, Mississippi, the loss of prisoners, his impressions of General David Emmanuel Twiggs (1790-1862), and the battles at Rich Mountain and Laurel Hill, West Virginia in early July 1861. The other letter from Garland Hanes to his wife is undated, and mentions her visit to her parents. The letter from Mary E. Hanes is dated 25 February 1869. Topics covered include their children, farming activities, and the burning of the Buckingham County Court House
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Biographical or historical data
Garland Brown Hanes was born in 1831. He was the son of Elijah Garland and Mary Jane (Brown) Hanes. He was a teacher, and later an attorney. He married Mary E. Blackwell (1837-1897) on 15 July 1856. They resided at Humanity Hall in Buckingham County, Virginia. He died on 18 December 1879.
Cataloging source
Vi
Form designation
Letters
Label
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
20
Immediate source of acquisition
Franklin Gilliam Rare Books
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
000499964
Type of unit
p.

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