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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Related Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Inventory

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Ebenezer Hanna Diary, 1862



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hanna, Ebenezer, 1844-1862
Title: Hanna, Ebenezer, Diary
Dates: 1862
Abstract: Consisting of a Photostat and typescript, the Ebenezer Hanna Diary, 1862, chronicles Hanna’s experiences in Company C of the 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers.
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 Washington County, Arkansas, Ebenezer Hanna (1844-1862) was the son of Jesse P. Hanna. During the Civil War, 16-year old Hanna enlisted in Captain George James Hampton’s Company C of the 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers in the Confederate Army. He was killed at the Battle of Glorieta Pass on March 28, 1862. Hanna’s diary recording his experiences in the regiment was published by Martin H. Hall in Password: The Quarterly Journal of the El Paso County Historical Society in 1958.

Source:

Thompson, Jerry, ed. Civil War in the Southwest: Recollections of the Sibley Brigade. College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 2001.

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Scope and Contents

Consisting of a Photostat and typescript, the Ebenezer Hanna Diary, 1862, chronicles Hanna’s experiences in Company C of the 4th Texas Mounted Volunteers. Spanning from February 10 through March 27, 1862, the diary describes Hanna’s march with his company from Fort Thorn to Fort Craig, New Mexico, the terrain, conditions within the regiment, and two engagements with Union troops.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.

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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hanna, Ebenezer, 1844-1862 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Cavalry Regiment, 4th. Company C
Places
Fort Craig (N.M.) -- History -- 19th century
Fort Thorn (N.M.) -- History -- 19th century
Glorieta Pass, Battle of, N.M., 1862
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life--Confederate

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Related Material

See also David S. Hanna Papers, 1682-1920

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Ebenezer Hanna Diary, 1862, 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 Diary, 1862

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