unc logo

Collection Number: 03226

Collection Title: Eli Spinks Hamilton Papers, 1861-1864.

This collection has access restrictions. For details, please see the restrictions.

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held in the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in our reading room, and not digitally available through the World Wide Web. See the section for more information.


expand/collapse Expand/collapse Collection Overview

Size 1 microfilm reel.
Abstract MICROFILM ONLY. Eli Spinks Hamilton of New Hope Academy, Randolph County, N.C. Letters to Eli Spinks Hamilton from his sons, Oliver Clark Hamilton, with the 38th North Carolina Regiment (Pender's Brigade, A. P. Hill's Division), and Calier G. Hamilton, with the 12th and 38th N.C. regiments. Thirteen letters from Oliver Hamilton, tell of his position in northern Virginia during 1862-1863, fighting, camp life, health, prices of food and daily necessities, news of friends, marches and travel, and his opinion of the morale and fighting spirit of the troops and officers. Two letters, dated April and May 1864, tell of being transferred to the Navy for service on the ironclad "Fredericksburg" in the James River between Richmond and the Federal fleet. Calier Hamilton's twenty-four letters were written from his training camp near Raleigh, N.C., in July 1861, and then from the Potomac River and Fredericksburg area, where he was with Company L, 12th N.C. Volunteer Regiment. These letters describe weather conditions, the health of his company, drilling, goods received from home, camp life, his bout with rheumatism and fever, and his transfer to the 38th North Carolina Regiment in the winter of 1862-1863. Later letters mention some fighting, his company's casualties, and the death of Stonewall Jackson.
Creator Hamilton, Eli Spinks.
Language English
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Information For Users

Restrictions to Access
This collection contains additional materials that are not processed and are currently not available to researchers. For information about access to these materials, contact Research and Instructional Services staff. Please be advised that preparing unprocessed materials for access can be a lengthy process.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Eli Spinks Hamilton Papers, #3226, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Location of Originals
Originals returned to private owner in 1956.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A more complete finding aid for this collection is available at the Southern Historical Collection.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Subject Headings

The following terms from Library of Congress Subject Headings suggest topics, persons, geography, etc. interspersed through the entire collection; the terms do not usually represent discrete and easily identifiable portions of the collection--such as folders or items.

Clicking on a subject heading below will take you into the University Library's online catalog.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Biographical Information

Eli Spinks Hamilton of New Hope Academy, Randolph County, N.C.

Back to Top

expand/collapse Expand/collapse Scope and Content

MICROFILM ONLY. Letters to Eli Spinks Hamilton from his sons, Oliver Clark Hamilton, with the 38th North Carolina Regiment (Pender's Brigade, A. P. Hill's Division), and Calier G. Hamilton, with the 12th and 38th N.C. regiments. Thirteen letters from Oliver Hamilton, tell of his position in northern Virginia during 1862-1863, fighting, camp life, health, prices of food and daily necessities, news of friends, marches and travel, and his opinion of the morale and fighting spirit of the troops and officers. Two letters, dated April and May 1864, tell of being transferred to the Navy for service on the ironclad "Fredericksburg" in the James River between Richmond and the Federal fleet. Calier Hamilton's twenty-four letters were written from his training camp near Raleigh, N.C., in July 1861, and then from the Potomac River and Fredericksburg area, where he was with Company L, 12th N.C. Volunteer Regiment. These letters describe weather conditions, the health of his company, drilling, goods received from home, camp life, his bout with rheumatism and fever, and his transfer to the 38th North Carolina Regiment in the winter of 1862-1863. Later letters mention some fighting, his company's casualties, and the death of Stonewall Jackson.

Back to Top

Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Back to Top