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Collection Number: 02549-z

Collection Title: John Cheves Haskell Papers, 1857-1941.

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.


This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size About 35 items
Abstract John Cheves Haskell was a Confederate officer and lawyer of South Carolina. The collection contains, in part, typed transcript and microfilm copies of originals in private hands. Included are Civil War letters from Haskell to his family, and a typed transcript copy of his reminiscences, written circa 1903 (137 pages). Haskell served in Virginia as an aide to generals Longstreet and Beauregard successively. The recollections describe experiences and personalities in detail and include the attack on Charleston, S.C., accounts of the battles of Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Malvern Hill, Petersburg, and of the Appomattox Campaign and of action around New Bern and Washington, N.C. Officers mentioned include Horace Randall, R. J. Moses, Joseph E. Johnston, Richard S. Ewell, Isaac R. Trimble, Stonewall Jackson, Robert A. Toombs, and James Longstreet and P. G. T. Beauregard. Also included in the papers are a few post-war letters while Haskell was a lawyer at Columbia, S.C., and scattered other family and genealogical papers.
Creator Haskell, John Cheves, 1841-1906.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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 John Cheves Haskell Papers, #2549-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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.
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John Cheves Haskell was a Confederate officer and lawyer of South Carolina.

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The collection contains, in part, typed transcript and microfilm copies of originals in private hands. Included are Civil War letters from Haskell to his family, and a typed transcript copy of his reminiscences, written circa 1903 (137 pages). Haskell served in Virginia as an aide to generals Longstreet and Beauregard successively. The recollections describe experiences and personalities in detail and include the attack on Charleston, S.C., accounts of the battles of Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Malvern Hill, Petersburg, and of the Appomattox Campaign and of action around New Bern and Washington, N.C. Officers mentioned include Horace Randall, R. J. Moses, Joseph E. Johnston, Richard S. Ewell, Isaac R. Trimble, Stonewall Jackson, Robert A. Toombs, and James Longstreet and P. G. T. Beauregard. Also included in the papers are a few post-war letters while Haskell was a lawyer at Columbia, S.C., and scattered other family and genealogical papers.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, March 2011

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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