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Guide to the Holliman and Stewart families letters mss.3749

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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

November 2013

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2013-11-19T11:12-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Holliman and Stewart families letters

Unit ID:

mss.3749

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

1.0 Linear feet

Dates:

1862-1900

Abstract:

Civil War letters and miscellaneous documents of James Franklin Holliman and William Stewart, to and from their families between 1862-1911.

creator

Holliman, James Franklin, 1839-1913

creator

Stewart, William M.

Preferred Citation:

Holliman and Stewart families letters, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2013

Acquisition Information:

gift of Sarah Holliman Hatch, 2013

Biographical/Historical note

James Franklin Holliman, oldest son of Uriah H. and Mary Lucas Holliman, was born on 28 January 1839, in Alabama. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Holliman was a First Lieutenant in Company "B" 58th Alabama Infantry Regiment. He was captured, with a large part of his Company, by Federal forces on 25 November 1863, at the Battle of Missionary Ridge. At the end of the war, he was released from prison on Johnson's Island, Ohio, and returned home.

On 2 July 1865, he married Rebecca Utley Stewart, daughter of John Stewart, in Fayette County, Alabama. After her death he married Bertha Lee Powell in 1896. He and Rebecca had four children (Jennie Ann, Holland D., J. Isiah, and William Bailey) and then had six more with Bertha (Daniel Franklin, Cleon Carlisle, Leon Olenthus, Janet Ellen, John Newton Hall, and Mary Elizabeth). Holliman died in Fayette County in 1913.

William M. Stewart was the son of John Stewart and the brother of Rebecca Utley Stewart Holliman.

Usage Restrictions:

None

Access Restrictions:

None

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains Civil War letters and miscellaneous documents of James Franklin Holliman and William Stewart, to and from their families between 1862-1911, and relating to Fayette County, Alabama, history. The majority of the letters are from the Civil War era. The original handwritten letters are accompanied by a binder of typed, transcribed copies of the letters as well as three CDs of images and transcriptions.

Source(s)

Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 58th. (local)

Hatch, Sarah Holliman (local)

Alabama--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

Civil War (localbroad)

Fayette County (Ala.) (lcsh)

Scrapbook of letters and articles Box 3749.01

Typed transcriptions Box 3749.02 Folder 1

CDs Box 3749.02 Folder 2