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Honnoll family papers, 1861-1865

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Honnoll family.
Title: Honnoll family papers, 1861-1865
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 63
Extent: .25 linear ft. (1 box)
Abstract:Correspondence of the Robert and Jane Honnoll family, mainly documenting their sons', William B. Honnell and Hugh L. Honnell, service in the 24th Mississippi Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Unrestricted access.

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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Related Materials in Other Repositories

Avie Coleman Honnell collection, Mississippi State University


Source unknown, prior to 1955.


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


Processed by RMB, September 1971.

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Collection Description

Biographical Note

Robert and Jane Honnoll of northeastern Mississippi were the parents of William B. Honnoll, Hugh L. Honnoll, Sarah Jane Honnoll, and Cinda (Cindarella) Honnoll. During the Civil War, William Honnoll (Billy) and Hugh Honnoll served in the 24th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company D, Caledonia Rifles; Hugh became a 1st Lieutenant in May, 1862.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of the papers of the Honnoll family from 1861-1865. The papers include correspondence between the Honnoll brothers and sisters, their relatives, and their friends, including John N. Dale, James R. Dale, Nelson Givens, and Thomas E. McMackin, also with the Caledonia Rifles; Henry and D.J. Cribs of the 11th Alabama Infantry Regiment, and Daniel L. Kelly, of the 23rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment. Their letters discuss family, home, and military life, including illness and wounds, marches, food and clothes, morale, the enemy, officers, skirmishes and battles. The men participated in the battles of Corinth, Mississippi (1862), Chickamauga (1863), Lookout Mountain (1863), and the Atlanta Campaign and some were wounded, taken prisoner, or killed. Letters are written from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in chronological order.

Finding Aid Note

Calendar of correspondence available.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
1 1 1861 January-December 1861
1 2 1862 January-April 1862
1 3 1862 May-August 1862
1 4 1862 September-December 1862
1 5 1862 January-May 1862
1 6 1863 June-December 1863
1 7 1864-1865