Manuscript Collection

Hugh Lorraine Swann Letters - Accession 1182 - M550 (603)

Title

Hugh Lorraine Swann Letters - Accession 1182 - M550 (603)

Files

Identifier

Accession 1182 - M550 (603)

Inclusive Dates

1863

Restrictions

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

Collection Size

8 pieces

Language

English;

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. [1]” The collection has a couple genealogical charts for the Swann family as well.

[1] This reference is to the John Daniel McConnell Recollections of the Civil War. A copy of the recollection is in the McConnell Family Papers – Accession 340.

Provenance

The Hugh Lorraine Swann Letters were given to the Archives on March 24, 2005 by Ramona Sprayberry Phillips.

Copyright

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

Hugh Lorraine Swann Letters - Accession 1182 - M550 (603)

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