Rebecca Rainey Hood papers, 1862-1865

Emory University

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

Atlanta, GA 30322



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

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Hood, Rebecca Rainey.
Title: Rebecca Rainey Hood papers, 1862-1865
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 325
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of the papers of Rebecca Rainey Hood including a pamphlet containing her Civil War memoirs.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

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


Loaned for microfilming, 1958.


[after identification of item(s)], Rebecca Rainey Hood papers, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by LD, February 1959.

Collection Description

Biographical Note

Rebecca P. Rainey Hood, mother of two Confederate soldiers, was the second wife of William Henry Hood of York District, South Carolina, and Cartersville, Cass County, Georgia. Her sons, William H. Hood, Jr. (1841-1890) and John Hood (d. 1877), both served as soldiers during the Civil War.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfiolm copy of materials relating to Rebecca Hood from 1862-1865. The collection includes a letter by William Hood, Jr. and a pamphlet by Rebecca Hood. William Hood's letter, dated 1862, was written to his family while he was in the Louden, Tennessee hospital. The pamphlet contains Rebecca Hood's memoirs (undated) and recount her experiences during the war while at home in Cartersville, Georgia; the enlistment and service of her sons in the Confederate Army; Sherman's advance toward Atlanta; and her contact with Union soldiers.

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Container List

Box Folder Content
MF1 - Letter: July 30, 1862, William H. Hood, Jr. (Lowden, Tennessee) to Father and Mother, Brother John and Sisters Margaret and Sarah.
MF1 - Memoirs: "Memories of the Civil War and Echoes from the Heart of Mrs. Rebecca Hood"