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Collection Number: 00349-z

Collection Title: T. H. Holmes Correspondence, 1861-1865

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Abstract Theophilus Hunter Holmes of Sampson County, N.C., was the son of Gabriel H. Holmes, a congressman and governor of North Carolina (1821-1824). He served in the United States Army in the Seminole War, the Mexican War, and in the West before taking command of army recruiting in 1859. He resigned his commission during the siege of Fort Sumter and later achieved the rank of lieutenant general in the Confederate Army while serving in Virginia, Arkansas, and North Carolina. He died Cumberland County, N.C. The collection includes a telegram concerning the battle in progress at Fort Sumter, S.C., and a letter, December 1865, regarding family affairs and Holmes's desire for work or a position of some kind.
Creator Holmes, T. H. (Theophilus Hunter), 1804-1880.
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 T. H. Holmes Correspondence #349-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed 2005-2006) available.
  • Reel 1: Entire collection
Acquisitions Information
Received in the 1930s.
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Theophilus Hunter Holmes was born in Sampson County, N.C., on 11 November 1804. He was the son of Gabriel H. Holmes, a congressman and governor of North Carolina (1821-1824), and Mary Hunter. Holmes graduated from West Point Academy in 1829 and served in the Seminole War, the Mexican War, and in the West before taking command of army recruiting in 1859. During the siege of Fort Sumter, he resigned his commission and returned to North Carolina. Holmes achieved the rank of lieutenant general in the Confederate Army while serving in Virginia, Arkansas, and North Carolina. Holmes died 21 June 1880 in Cumberland County, N.C.

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The collection of T. H. Holmes, officer in the Confederate Army during the Civil War, includes a telegram concerning the battle in progress at Fort Sumter, S.C., and a letter, December 1865, regarding family affairs in North Carolina and Holmes's desire for work or a position of some kind.

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2 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

1861-1865 #00349-z, Series: "Correspondence, 1861-1865." Folder 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff, Unknown

Encoded by: Nancy Kaiser, March 2005

Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the encoding of this finding aid and microfilming of this collection.

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