William Harmon Harden papers 1861-1865

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322



Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8zd2q

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Harden, William Harmon.
Title: William Harmon Harden papers 1861-1865
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 462
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of the papers of Confederate soldier William Harden Harden who served in Company G, 63rd Georgia Infantry Regiment.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Loaned for microfilming, 1965.


[after identification of item(s)], William Harmon Harden papers, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by MRD, June 1965.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

William Harmon Harden, member of Company G, 63rd Georgia Infantry Regiment, Confederate Army, resided near Milner, Georgia. He married Nancy [Cooper?] (ca. 1861) and served in various parts of Georgia during the Civil War. He was frequently hospitalized (Savannah, Thunderbolt, Macon, and Americus, Georgia) for illnesses including measles during his military service.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of the papers of William Harden Harden from 1861-1865. The papers contain mainly letters written by W. H. Harden while he was serving in Company G, 63rd Georgia Infantry Regiment, CSA. Most of his letters were written to his wife, Nancy, who also wrote several of the letters in the collection. Subjects discussed include the execution of a deserter, coastal signal towers and fortifications, hunting on coastal Georgia, treatment in military hospitals, and civilian war workers.

Twelve of the letters (3 pre-war and 9 post-war) were by other members of the family, and one was by a soldier, F. W. Key, written October 6, 1861 from a Confederate camp in West Virginia to W. H. Harden. The collection also includes 15 undated fragments, poems collected or written by Harden; a military pass was issued to Harden and a railroad pass was issued to his wife; Nancy Harden's loyalty oath; and photocopies of Harden's service record.

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Arranged in chronological order.

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