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Title Civil War Correspondence to Samuel Harris
Author Harris, Tillson; Harris, Charles; High, Henry; Waterman, J
Date 2 Mar 1860 - 1 Apr 1874
Document Type Correspondence; Manuscript
Reference SC001 Folder 5
Library / Archive Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Collection Name Samuel Harris Correspondence, 1853-1874
Description Letters to Samuel Harris from family and friends. During this period, Tillson and Charles leave employment and join the army to fight in the American Civil War, Tillson in the Cavalry Company and Charles in artillery. This files also includes letters from 'Frank' [possibly his son-in-law] and Charles' Captain Henry High, who describes Charles' kindness to him during whilst he was injured in the war, and receives a letter form Tillson describing the consequences of the abolition of slavery. Further letters from J. Waterman suggest that Tillson died in the war.
Series Description The collection consists of letters to Samuel Harris of New Gloucester, Maine, primarily from his sons Charles and Tillson Harris, residing in Georgia. They concern such topics as race relations, cotton gins, farm equipment, the American Civil War and the effect of the emancipation of southern slaves.
Theme(s) Permanent Settlement and Successive Generations; Onward Travel
Places Charleston, Macon, Talbotton, Griswoldville, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia, United States
People Harris, Samuel; Harris, Tillson; Harris, Charles; High, Henry; Waterman, J
Keywords American Civil War, war, death, artillery, cavalry, army, cotton gin, labour, battle, Rebel, slavery, emancipation, racism, health and sickness
Additional Information Please note: Some of the metadata for this document has been taken from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania catalogue.
Language English
Document(s) linked to Tillson Harris to Samuel Harris
Copyright Historical Society of Pennsylvania