Hugh Lorraine Swann Letters - Accession 1182 - M550 (603)
Accession 1182 - M550 (603)
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Scope and Content Note
This collection consists of materials related to Hugh Lorraine Swann (1829-1863) who was born in York County, South Carolina and died during the American Civil War. Lorraine served in the Confederate Army in the 2nd “E” Company, 9th South Carolina Regiment. The Collection consists of photocopies of two letters that Swann wrote during the war while stationed near Chattanooga, Tennessee. One of the letters is dated October 11, 1863 and was sent to his sister-in-law, Mary Davison and the second letter was dated October 21, 1863 and was to his wife Jane M. Latimer Swann. . Also included in the collection is a listing of Hugh Swann’s movements during the war from October 16, 1863 through November 16, 1863 when he was killed by an artillery explosion that “tore off Robert “Bob” McKinght’s arm, which is what actually struck Lorraine killing him brutally (gruesomely) as per Joel [sic] D. McConnell’s Recollections of the Civil War. ” The collection has a couple genealogical charts for the Swann family as well.
The Hugh Lorraine Swann Letters were given to the Archives on March 24, 2005 by Ramona Sprayberry Phillips.
For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.
Finding Aid Citation
Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections, Winthrop University, "Hugh Lorraine Swann Letters - Accession 1182 - M550 (603)". Finding Aid 1339.
LC Subject Headings
Swann, Hugh Lorraine, 1829-1863; Swann family; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives; South Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives