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Identifier

Accession 221

Inclusive Dates

1833-1973

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

1000 pieces , .50 linear foot

Language

English;

Historical Note

The Hardin-Wilkes Family are longtime residents of Chester, SC.

Captain Obadiah Hardin (1827-1862) was a Confederate officer in Co. E, 6th SC Volunteers, Chester Guards, during the American Civil War, stationed at various encampments around Manassas,Virginia, in 1861. Capt. Hardin died from wounds sustained at the Battle of Dranesville on January 1, 1862.

Scope and Content Note

The Hardin-Wilkes Family papers consist of correspondence, financial records, ledgers, newspaper clippings, photographs, and bulletins related to the Hardin-Wilkes Family. There are financial records and ledgers refering to routine business transactions conducted in and around Chester, S.C. Also included are numerous pieces of correspondence written by Captain Obadiah Hardin (1827-1862), a Confederate officer in Co. E, 6th SC Volunteers, Chester Guards, during the American Civil War, stationed at various encampments aroundManassas,Virginia, in 1861. Capt. Hardin died from wounds sustained at the Battle of Dranesville on January 1, 1862.

Provenance

The papers of the Hardin-Wilkes family, business owners and long-time residents of Chester County, were deposited with the College Archives on November 14, 1978 by Karen Collins and Karen McAlister.

Copyright

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Hardin- Wilkes Family Papers - Accession 221

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