Manuscript Collection

Joseph Alexander Thomas Civil War Letter - Accession 70 - M32 (44)

Title

Joseph Alexander Thomas Civil War Letter - Accession 70 - M32 (44)

Files

Identifier

Accession 70 - M32 (44)

Inclusive Dates

1864

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

1 piece

Language

English;

Historical Note

Jennet Narissa Hemphill, born Feb 1809, was the sister of Margaret E. Hemphill Thomas, wife of Joseph Alexander Thomas, a Scotch-Irish yeoman farmer in Clover SC. Jennett Hemphill married Lewis B. Bryant in 1830 and they resided in York County [information supplied by the donor]. Joseph Alexander Thomas was possibly a member of the 18th Infantry, Co. G of the South Carolina Volunteers who were in Charleston between April 22 and April 29, 1864.

Scope and Content Note

The Joseph Alexander Thomas Civil War Letter consists of a typescript copy from Joseph Thomas, who was at James Island, Legares Point, near Charleston, to Mrs. Lewis B. Bryant (Jennett N. Hemphill) in York County. The letter mainly describes living and working conditions during the American Civil War. The letter is dated April 26, 1864.

Provenance

The Joseph Alexander Thomas Civil War letter was donated to the Archives on November 29, 1976.

Keywords

American Civil War, York County SC

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Joseph Alexander Thomas Civil War Letter - Accession 70 - M32 (44)

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