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Finding Aid for the J. Watson Henderson Collection (MUM01713)

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Finding Aid for the J. Watson Henderson Collection



Descriptive Summary

PURL: http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM01713/
Title: J. Watson Henderson Collection
Dates: 1862-1864
Collector: McDonald, Carol
Physical Extent: 1 box (.417 linear feet)
Repository: University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA
Identification: MUM01713
Language of Material: English
Abstract: Collection of letters written home to Mississippi during the Civil War by J. Watson Henderson.

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Gift of Ms. Carol McDonald

Processing Information

Collection processed by Jennifer Ford, September 2009. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 11 September 2009.

Additions

No further additions are expected to this collection.


Subject Terms

Henderson, John Watson, 1828-1864
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Mississippi -- History


Formats

correspondence


Biographical Note

Henderson enlisted as a Private in Company B of the 30th Regiment, Mississippi Volunteers. After his first wife died he remarried Sarah Ann Means. He owned a small plantation in Panola County, Mississippi. J.W. Henderson died in May 1864.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists primarily of correspondence between J.W. Henderson and his wife “Sallie.” He discusses the hardships and privation of war life. He also writes about home life and missing his family.


User Information

Prefered Citation

J. Watson Henderson Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi

Access Restrictions

The J. Watson Henderson Collection is open for research.

Copyright Restrictions

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Related Material

Resources at the University of Mississippi

William Cowper Nelson Collection. http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00688/

Reverend Jesse L. Henderson Civil War Diary. http://purl.oclc.org/umarchives/MUM00226/


Container List

Folder 1.1 Henderson family genealogical information
Folder 1.2 Some Panola County, MS deed information relating to the Henderson family
Folder 1.3 Copies of photographs of J.W. Henderson and his wife Sarah Ann Means Henderson
Folder 1.4 Undated. [J.W. Henderson’s] thoughts on the human condition (4pp.)
Folder 1.5 Undated. “Watson’ [J.W. Henderson] to [Sarah Ann Means Henderson] (2pp.)
Folder 1.6 A.L.S. 21 June 1862. J.W. Henderson to “Ever dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson] (4pp.)
Folder 1.7 A.L.S. 24 June 1862. J.W. Henderson to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson] (4pp.)
Folder 1.8 A.L.S. 30 July 1862. “Wattie” [J.W. Henderson] to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Camp near Tupelo, MS (2pp.)
Folder 1.9 A.L.S. 7 August 1862. J.W. Henderson to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Montgomery, AL (2pp.)
Folder 1.10 A.L.S. 23 August 1862. “Wattie” [J.W. Henderson] to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Camp in the mountains 6 miles beyond Chattanooga (4pp.)
Folder 1.11 A.L.S. 28 August 1862. “Wattie” [J.W. Henderson] to “My ever Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Camp 6 miles beyond Chattanooga in the mountains (4pp.)
Folder 1.12 A.L.S. 7 September 1862. J.W. [J.W. Henderson] to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Sparta, Middle Tennessee (4pp.)
Folder 1.13 A.L.S. 25 October 1862. “Wattie” [J.W. Henderson] to “Ever dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Knoxville, TN (4pp.)
Folder 1.14 A.L.S. 19 November 1862. J.W. Henderson to “Ever dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Chattanooga, TN (4pp.)
Folder 1.15 A.L.S. 28 November 1862. “Wattie” [J.W. Henderson] to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Ringgold, Georgia (4pp.)
Folder 1.16 A.L.S. 4 April 1863. “Wattie” [J.W. Henderson] to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Camp Autry- Shelbyville, Tennessee (4pp.)
Folder 1.17 A.L.S. 18 April 1863. “Wattie” [J.W. Henderson] to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Shelbyville, Tennessee (4pp.)
Folder 1.18 A.L.S. 3 May 1863. “J.W.H.” [J.W. Henderson] to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Camp near Lewisburg, Tennessee (4pp.)
Folder 1.19 A.L.S. 10 May 1863. “Wattie” [J.W. Henderson] to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Camp Bragg near Lewisburg, Tennessee (4pp.)
Folder 1.20 A.L.S. 31 May 1863. “Wattie” [J.W. Henderson] to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Camp Bragg near Lewisburg, Tennessee (4pp.)
Folder 1.21 A.L.S. 7 June 1863. “J.W.H” [J.W. Henderson] to “Ever dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Camp near Shelbyville, Tennessee (4pp.)
Folder 1.22 A.L.S. 21 June 1863. “Wattie” [J.W. Henderson] to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Shelbyville, Tennessee (4pp.)
Folder 1.23 A.L.S. 26 June 1863. “Wattie” [J.W. Henderson] to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Shelbyville, Tennessee (4pp.)
Folder 1.24 A.L. 5 November 1863. Unsigned letter to “Much respected brother.” (2pp.)
Folder 1.25 A.L.S. 16 December 1863. J.W. Henderson to “Dearest Sallie” [Sarah Ann Means Henderson]. Charlotte, N.C. Photocopy (2pp.)
Folder 1.26 Transcript of J.Watson Henderson’s Obituary

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