University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Joseph B. Hart Letters, 1861-1865



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hart, Joseph Benjamin
Title: Hart, Joseph B., letters
Dates: 1861-1865
Abstract: 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.
Accession No.: 1947
Extent: 11 items
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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."


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Hart, Joseph Benjamin -- Archives.
Hart, Nancy A.
Gray, Martha E.
Subjects (Organizations)
Confederate States of America. Army. Mississippi Cavalry Regiment, 12th.
Places
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Southern States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Joseph B. Hart Letters, 1861-1865, 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.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2D271 Letters, 1861-1865