University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Richard Harvey Letters, 1863-1864



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Morris, Richard Harvey, 1829-1864
Title: Morris, Richard Harvey, Letters
Dates: 1863-1864
Abstract: Composed of Photostat letters, the R. H. Morris Letters, 1863-1864, chronicle the experiences of Morris, a soldier in the Union 7th Tennessee Cavalry.
Extent: 1/2 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Born in North Carolina in 1829, Richard Harvey Morris moved with his family to Carroll County, Tennessee at the age of three. He married Margaret Roanne Duke Morris and had at least on son. In 1862, Morris enrolled as a private in the Union 7th Tennessee Cavalry and saw action in various battles throughout Tennessee until being killed in action in Georgia in 1864.


Scope and Contents

Composed of Photostat letters, the R. H. Morris Letters, 1863-1864, chronicle the experiences of Morris, a soldier in the Union 7th Tennessee Cavalry. Letters relate to familial affairs and his life as a soldier.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Morris, Richard Harvey, 1829-1864 -- Archives
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army. Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, 7th.
Subjects
Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Carroll County -- Correspondence
Places
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

R. H. Morris Letters, 1863-1864, 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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2F59 R. H. Morris Letters, 1863-1864