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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

GUide to the James Hall collection MSS.1644

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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

June 2010

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2010-06-23T11:47-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

James Hall collection

Unit ID:

MSS.1644

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (4 items)

Dates:

1863

Abstract:

Contains a letter from Jeremiah Hall, Union soldier, to his brother, James, October 1863, as well as a framed photograph of a soldier notated "James Hall" on the obverse and a pair of eye glasses with their case.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of a letter from Jeremiah Hall to his brother, James, dated 20 October 1863, from Collierville Tennessee. There is also a small framed photograph of a soldier notated "James Hall" on the obverse, as well as a pair of eye glasses with their case.

The letter refers to one of the skirmishes that took place as Sherman's troops were moving east toward Chattanooga in late 1863. Hall's unit was evidently one of those guarding the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, a target of frequent Confederate raids. Collierville was the site of four minor battles during late 1863; the one that Hall describes was probably that caused by Confederate Brigadier General James Chalmer's raid of mid-October 1863.

The eye glasses and case are in the Artifacts Database (Number 0493) and shelved in the Artifacts Cage in box 6691 on shelf S01-005.

The photograph is in the photograph collection.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Donnelly Lancaster/John Beeler, 2005

Preferred Citation:

James Hall Collection, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Gift of Wade Hall, 2004

Biographical/Historical note

Union soldier serving in support of W.T. Sherman's Army in western Tennessee, 1863.

Letter Box 6476 Folder 1

Letter from Jeremiah Hall to brother, James Hall, October 20, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/20750

Eye glasses and case Box 6691

Photograph, framed