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Collection Number: 02954

Collection Title: Leeland Hathaway Recollections, circa 1890s.

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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 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 10 items)
Abstract Leeland Hathaway (b. 1834) was a Confederate Army officer. Hathaway was born near Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., and grew up on a plantation called Deer Park. Photocopies. The collection contains recollections concerning Hathaway's early life at Deer Park Plantation; his education at Western Military Institute (Georgetown, Ky.); Kentucky Military Institute (Frankfort, Ky.), and Transylvania University (Lexington, Ky.); slavery; Kentucky politics prior to the war; and his Civil War experiences as a lieutenant in the 14th Kentucky Cavalry, serving with John Hunt Morgan during cavalry raids into Indiana and Ohio in 1863, and as a prisoner at Western Pennsylvania Penitentiary (Allegheny, Pa.), Point Lookout, Md., Fort Delaware, and Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.). The reminiscences also concern Hathaway's accompanying Varina and Jefferson Davis on their flight south after the fall of Richmond, and gives some idea of the war's effect on the Hathaway family fortunes.
Creator Hathaway, Leeland.
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 Leeland Hathaway Recollections, #2954, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Photocopy available.
Location of Originals
Positive microfilm copy of items originally filmed in 1953 and privately owned at that time.
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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Leeland Hathaway (b. 1834) was a Confederate Army officer. Hathaway was born near Mt. Sterling, Montgomery County, Ky., and grew up on a plantation called Deer Park.

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Photocopies. The collection contains recollections concerning Hathaway's early life at Deer Park Plantation; his education at Western Military Institute (Georgetown, Ky.); Kentucky Military Institute (Frankfort, Ky.), and Transylvania University (Lexington, Ky.); slavery; Kentucky politics prior to the war; and his Civil War experiences as a lieutenant in the 14th Kentucky Cavalry, serving with John Hunt Morgan during cavalry raids into Indiana and Ohio in 1863, and as a prisoner at Western Pennsylvania Penitentiary (Allegheny, Pa.), Point Lookout, Md., Fort Delaware, and Fort McHenry (Baltimore, Md.). The reminiscences also concern Hathaway's accompanying Varina and Jefferson Davis on their flight south after the fall of Richmond, and gives some idea of the war's effect on the Hathaway family fortunes.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, April 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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