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Record Group Number: 900000
Series/Collection Number: M87- 37
Creator: Hanna family.
Title, Dates: Papers, 1856-1875.
Amount: 0.25 cubic ft.
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Organization/Arrangement: Alphabetical.
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Biographical/Historical:     The Hanna family came from Gadsden County, Florida.  Brothers Calvin and Hamilton Hanna were both Confederate soldiers who served in Company B, Eighth Florida Infantry Regiment.  Hamilton Hanna was killed in August 1862 at the Second Battle of Manassas, while Calvin remained in service until the end of the war.
Summary:     This collection documents the Hanna family of Gadsden County, Florida.  It consists primarily of letters to and from Calvin and Hamilton Hanna.  Although several letters were written by Calvin and Hamilton from camps around Tallahassee, the majority of correspondence is from the boys' father, John Burrell Hanna, to his sons.  Also included are letters from various other relatives.  The correspondence contains information on local activities, on farm and family news, and on military matters.  The wartime letters date from 1862 to 1864.
    In addition to this correspondence, there are individual family letters from 1860 and 1875, military records, an 1863 power of attorney from Calvin to John Burrell Hanna, an 1857 list of items purchased by J. B. Hanna, and an 1862 bill for blacksmith work. Typescripts of most of the photocopied original items are available, and typescripts of several letters that are no longer available in original form are also included.
Finding Aids: An item listing, including a calendar of correspondence, is available.
Additional Physical Form:
Reproduction Note: Photocopies.
Location of Originals/Duplicates: In possession of Hanna family.
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Subject Access Fields: Confederate States of America. Army.  --Florida Infantry Regiment, 8th.
Florida History Civil War, 1861-1865
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865
Gadsden County (Fla.)
Added Entries Hanna, Calvin, fl. 1860-1865
Hanna, Hamilton, d. 1862
Hanna, John Burrell, fl. 1860-1865

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