Letters received chiefly by Emma Virginia "Ginnie" (Frye) Hatfield of Rockingham County and Augusta County, Virginia and West Virginia from her brothers Hiram E. "Hiley" Hatfield of Georgia, who served in the Civil War in the Valley Brass Band, 48th Virginia Infantry Regiment; and John F. Hatfield, who also served in the Civil War under the 10th Virginia Infantry Regiment. There are also many letters to Ginny from her brother-in-law and sister, James W. Thomas and Mary M. "Molly" Thomas of Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Subjects covered in the letters include Confederate camp conditions and Civil War battles, maintaining a household during and after the war, and the daily lives of men and women.
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Purchase: 110 items, 5/07/1939.
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