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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

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University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the O.T. Hanks Reminiscences, 1861-1865, 1918



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hanks, O.T. (Orlando T.), 1844-1926
Title: Hanks, O.T., Reminiscences
Dates: 1861-1865, 1918
Abstract: Written in September 1918 for W.G. Sharp, the O.T. Hanks Reminiscences, 1861-1865, 1918, chronicle Benjamin F. Benton’s Company in Hood’s Brigade during the Civil War.
Extent: 1 vol.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in San Augustine County, Texas, Orlando Thacker Hanks (1844-1926) was the son of Horatio McMullen Hanks (b. 1803) and Nancy Katherine Thacker (b. 1824). On February 11, 1847, Hanks married Susan Purnell Thacker, with whom he had at least ten children. Near the outbreak of the Civil War, Hanks joined Captain Benjamin Franklin Benton’s Company K of the First Texas Infantry in Hood’s Brigade, which became a part of the Northern Army of Virginia. Hanks’ recollections of the Benton’s Company have been published in History of Captain B.F. Benton’s Company, Hood’s Texas Brigade and A Yellow Rose in Old Dominion.

Source:

Martin, McXie Whitton. "Benton, Benjamin Franklin."Handbook of Texas Online. Accessed December 22, 2010. http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fbe52.

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Scope and Contents

Written in September 1918 for W.G. Sharp, the O.T. Hanks Reminiscences, 1861-1865, 1918, chronicle Benjamin F. Benton’s Company in Hood’s Brigade during the Civil War. Hanks’ recollections concern the military activities of the Company, including camp life and battles. He describes marching from San Augustine County through Georgia and Virginia and engaging in battle at Williamsburg and Chickamauga. In addition, Hanks mentions the activities of General John B. Magruder and Captain Joseph V. Massey, among others associated with the regiment.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Benton, Benjamin Franklin, 1827-1862
Hanks, Orlando T., 1844-1926 -- Archives
Magruder, John Bankhead, 1807-1871
Massey, Joseph Vincent, 1841-1885
Sharp, W.G.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Infantry Regiment, 1st. Company K
Places
Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863
San Augustine County (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century
Southern States -- Description and travel -- 19th century
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Williamsburg, Battle of, Williamsburg, Va., 1862

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Related Material

See also Orlando T. Hanks Reminiscences, Ralph W. Steen Library, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

O.T. Hanks Reminiscences, 1861-1865, 1918, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.

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Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2D268 Bound Photostat copy of Civil War reminiscences, 1861-1865, 1918
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2R31 Three typescript copies of Civil War reminiscences

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