Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Wednesday’s Wonderful Collection - Hardin family letters, SMC.0005.0002

Thomas W. Hardin served the Confederacy as a private in Companies G and H, 37th Georgia Infantry. He joined the army with his son, A.L. Hardin. Thomas was killed at the Battle of Pine Mountain, Georgia, in June 1864.
This collection contains correspondence to and from Thomas W. Hardin, A.L. Hardin, and family. The letters include information from the battlefield about camp conditions and financial affairs at home. Letters relate principally to Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina, during the Civil War.
·         1861 May 28: Thomas Prather, Rutherford, North Carolina, to "Son and Daughter"
·         1862 May 21: Thomas W. Hardin, Knoxville, Tennessee, to "Wife"
·         1862 May 29: Thomas W. Hardin, Knoxville, Tennessee, to "Wife"
·         1862 July 7: Thomas W. Hardin, Rutledge, Tennessee, to "Wife and Children"
·         1862 December 12: Thomas W. Hardin, Readerville, Tennessee, to "Uncle" and A.L. Hardin, Readerville, Tennessee
·         1862 December 19: Thomas W. Hardin, Readerville, Tennessee, to "Brother and Sister" and "Wife and Children"
·         1863 January 24: Thomas W. Hardin, Shelbyville, Tennessee, to "Wife and Children"
·         1863 February 7: Thomas W. Hardin, Shelbyville, Tennessee, to "Wife and Children"
·         1863 March 7: Thomas W. Hardin, Shelbyville, Tennessee, to "Beloved and adored wife"
·         1863 March 8: Thomas W. Hardin, Shelbyville, Tennessee, to "Sister"
·         1863 March 12: [Thomas W. Hardin], "On Picket," Tennessee, to "Beloved Wife"
·         1863 April 5: Thomas W. Hardin, Shelbyville, Tennessee, to "My Dear Wife and Children"
·         1863 April 17: A.L. Hardin, Shelbyville, Tennessee, to "Mother"
·         1863 May 5: Thomas W. Hardin, Shelbyville, Tennessee, to "Wife"
·         1863 June 23: Thomas W. Hardin, Wastrace, Tennessee, to "Wife and Children"
·         1863 November 11: Thomas W. Hardin, Chattanooga, Tennessee, to "Wife"
·         1863 December 29: Thomas W. Hardin, Dalton, Georgia, to "Kate"
·         1864 March 7: Thomas W. Hardin, Dalton, Georgia, to "Wife"
·         1864 March 19: Thomas W. Hardin, Dalton, Georgia, to "Wife"
·         1864 April 10: Thomas W. Hardin, Near Dalton, Georgia, to "Wife"
·         1864 April 15: [Sallie], Elberton, Georgia, to "My Dear Sister"
·         1864 April 29: Thomas W. Hardin, Dalton, Georgia, to Kate Hardin
·         1864 May 6: Thomas W. Hardin, Dalton, Georgia, to "My Dear Wife"
·         1864 May 13: Sallie, Elberton, Georgia, to "My Dear Sister"
·         1864 June 5: Thomas W. Hardin, Big Shanty, Georgia, to "Beloved Wife"
·         1864 June 11: Thomas W. Hardin, "Line of Battle," Cobb County, Georgia, to "Beloved Wife and Children"
·         1878 March 4: A.L. Hardin, Appling, Georgia, to "Mother"
·         Undated: Thomas W. Hardin to [wife]

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