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George Washington Rains papers, 1843-1949

Author: George Washington Rains
Edition/Format:   Archival material : Microfilm : Master microform : English
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Papers, chiefly 1843-1864, of Rains in the U.S. and Confederate armies, written from Virginia, Texas, Mexico, and Georgia, and pertaining to the War with Mexico and to Confederate ordnance. There are references to the defense of Augusta, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., to rifles and powder, and to the general progress of the war. The Civil War letters include two from James Henry Hammond (1807-1864), nine from
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Genre/Form: History
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Josiah Gorgas; James Henry Hammond; Benjamin Huger; George Washington Rains; Rains family.; Josiah Gorgas; James Henry Hammond; Benjamin Huger; George Washington Rains
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: George Washington Rains
OCLC Number: 24561253
Notes: In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#1510-z).
In part typed transcriptions.
Master microfilm (M-1510) held by: NcU.
Microfilm filmed by University of North Carolina, Library, Photographic Service, 1972.
Description: approximately 50 items
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Papers, chiefly 1843-1864, of Rains in the U.S. and Confederate armies, written from Virginia, Texas, Mexico, and Georgia, and pertaining to the War with Mexico and to Confederate ordnance. There are references to the defense of Augusta, Ga., and Charleston, S.C., to rifles and powder, and to the general progress of the war. The Civil War letters include two from James Henry Hammond (1807-1864), nine from Confederate Chief of Ordnance Josiah Gorgas (1818-1883), and one from Confederate General Benjamin Huger. Beginning in 1893, there are miscellaneous family papers, some written from New York. Also included is a biographical sketch of Rains.

Microfilm contents: Reel 1. All items 1861-1864, 1879, 1893-1949, and undated.

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