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W. S. Hoole Special Collections Library Manuscript Collections

Guide to the Benjamin Hurd Letters MSS.1939

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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

2007

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Benjamin Hurd Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.1939

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (2 letters, 2 pages)

Dates:

1863

Abstract:

Two letters written by Benjamin Hurd while stationed in Tennessee with the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, to his brother stating that "Richmond has fallen into our hands" and that the Rebels "fight like the Devil."

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of two letters from "Benjamin Hurd" of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G. In these letters to his brother he says, "Richmond has fallen into our hands" and adds that he does not think the war will be over soon. He also makes a reference to the Confederate Army, saying the Rebels "fight like the Devil." In the February 10 letter, he makes extremely disparaging remarks about the local population near Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Faith White and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2007

Preferred Citation:

Benjamin Hurd Letters, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

gift of Wade Hall, 2005

Biographical/Historical note

Benjamin Hurd was a member of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G. Battery G, which was organized in 1861 and took part in the battles of Stone River, Perryville, Chickamauga and Mission Ridge. They were also engaged in many of the battles in Sherman's Atlanta campaign.

Letters Box SC0001 Folder 1939.1

Letter from Benjamin Hurd, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to his brother, February 10, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22210

Letter from Benjamin Hurd, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, to his brother, May 16, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22211