A Guide to the Joseph B. Hart Letters, 1861-1865
The husband of Nancy A. Hart and brother of Martha E. Gray, Joseph Benjamin Hart of Harper County, Mississippi, fought for the Confederate Army in Company F of the 12th Mississippi Cavalry during the Civil War.
The Joseph B. Hart Letters, 1861-1865, consist of missives from Hart to his wife Nancy, describing his experiences during the Civil War, primarily in Mississippi. The collection also contains a letter to Hart from Nancy and his sister Martha E. Gray and a blank legal form for use of "adjoining farms."
This collection is open for research use.
Joseph B. Hart Letters, 1861-1865, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
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.
Detailed Description of the Papers