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Collection Number: 05535-z

Collection Title: Hunter Family Papers, 1842-1865

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Size 12 items
Abstract John M. (Mc.) Hunter was born in 1803 in Chester, S.C., and died in 1854. His son, James L. Hunter, was born in 1828 and died in 1908. They were planters of some means. In 1862, James L. Hunter enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army's 1st Georgia Infantry Regiment and was honorably discharged a few months later due to a heart condition. He enlisted again in 1864 in the 17th South Carolina Infantry Regiment and was, again, honorably discharged a few months later. The collection contains twelve documents relating to the family's plantation, including a slave bill of sale, record of payment for the loan of two slaves, and James L. Hunter's medical discharge papers from the Confederate Army.
Creator Hunter family.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Hunter Family Papers #5535-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Anne H. Johnson in August 2012 (Acc. 101638).
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 M. (Mc.) Hunter was born in 1803 in Chester, S.C., and died in 1854. He was married to Martha Reedy, who was born in 1805 and died in 1897. Their son, James L. Hunter, was born in 1828 and died in 1908. They were planters of some means. In 1862, James L. Hunter enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army's 1st Georgia Infantry Regiment and was honorably discharged a few months later due to a heart condition. He enlisted again in 1864 in the 17th South Carolina Infantry Regiment and was, again, honorably discharged a few months later.

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The collection contains twelve documents relating to the family's plantation and James L. Hunter's discharges from the Confederate Army. There are two undated appraisals of John M. Hunter's estate. One version contains notes and separate lists of the possessions, including slaves, of James L. Hunter and Martha Reedy within the estate; the other appears to be a more final version. There is a 1842 bill of sale for a young slave and a 1855 record of payment to John M. Hunter for a one-year loan of two slaves. The collection also contains papers relating to James L. Hunter's service in the Civil War including a 1862 certificate of disability for the discharge; two copies of the Confederate Army's Final Statements, 1864; an account of payment, 1864; a Soldier's Discharge, 1864; an exemption from service note from the South Carolina surgeon general, 1865; a certificate that James L. Hunter took an oath to support and follow the laws of the United States, 1865; and a surgeon general's letter for discharge, 1865.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Danielle Fasig, October 2012

Encoded by: Danielle Fasig, October 2012

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