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Guide to the Richard Norfleet Harris papers MSS.0641

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

February 2008

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-06-04T13:11-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

June 2013
Collection Title:

Richard Norfleet Harris papers

Unit ID:

MSS.0641

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet (7 items; photocopies)

Dates:

1865-1907

Abstract:

Miscellaneous papers related to Confederate military service, including a pension application and muster roll of Capt. Lovelace's Company of Light Artillery.

creator

Harris, Richard Norfleet

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains miscellaneous papers related to Confederate military service, including a muster roll of Capt. Lovelace's Company of Light Artillery and pension application.

Biographical/Historical note

Ricahrd Norfleet Harris, son of R. N. and Amanda Banks Harris, was born on 15 September 1844 at Rosedale, near Laneville, Hale County, Alabama. He was a junior at the University of Alabama when the Civil War began. He served as drillmaster for the 37th Alabama Infantry Regiment, then stationed in Auburn, Alabama. By the end of the war, he was a first lieutenant.

Harris returned to the family plantation and on 30 June 1869, he married Sallie Melville Minge, of Norwood, Marengo County, Alabama. The couple had two children: (1) Lucy Melville; and (2) Richard N. Jr.

He died on 27 September 1910 at Rosedale.

Acquisition Information:

unknown

Preferred Citation:

Richard Norfleet Harris papers, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

unknown, 2008; updated by Martha Bace, 2013

Access Restrictions:

None

Usage Restrictions:

None

Source(s)

Civil War (localbroad)

Military records (aat)

Muster rolls (aat)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Confederate (lcsh)

War and Military (localbroad)

Papers Box 2567