A Guide to the Richard Harvey Letters, 1863-1864
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.
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.
This collection is open for research use.
R. H. Morris Letters, 1863-1864, 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.
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