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Richard Wharton papers

Label
Richard Wharton papers, 1863-1906
Title
Richard Wharton papers
Inclusive dates
1863-1906
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A diary, letters, and other writings. The diary, apparently composed during 1863 and 1864, discusses Richard Wharton's service in the Confederate Army with the 154th Tennessee Senior Infantry Regiment under John Bell Hood in defense of Atlanta. Also included are a love letter, 1864; letters, 1889 and 1901, relating to family affairs; letters, 1905-1906, to Wharton from W. S. Ray, also of the 154th Tennessee, discussing the fates of several of their former comrades and the death of Wharton's brother in 1863 at the hands of Tennessee guerilla leader Fielding Hurst; poems; speeches; a genealogy of the Wharton family; and a brief description of the battle of Perryville, Ky., dictated by Wharton to his daughter, Winnie Wharton
Additional physical form
Microfilm copy available.
Biographical or historical data
Richard Wharton of McNairy County, Tenn., was an infantryman with Company I of the 154th Tennessee Senior Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He was present at the battle of Perryville, but his unit did not participate. After the war, he lived in Verona, Miss., and Chesterville, Miss. In 1874, he married Martha McKinney.
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b. 1843
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Wharton, Richard
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  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Diaries (Blank-books)
  • Family
  • Hood, John Bell
  • Hurst, Fielding
  • Perryville, Battle of, Perryville, Ky., 1862
  • Soldiers
  • Tennessee
  • United States
  • Wharton family
  • Wharton, Richard
Label
Richard Wharton papers
Link
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Publication
Note
In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#5023-z)
Extent
1 online resource (12
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift
Specific material designation
remote
Type of unit
items.)
Label
Richard Wharton papers
Link
Publication
Note
In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#5023-z)
Extent
1 online resource (12
Immediate source of acquisition
Gift
Specific material designation
remote
Type of unit
items.)

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