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Collection Number: 03562-z

Collection Title: Anna Blue McLaurin Papers, 1860-1871.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 93 items
Abstract Anna Blue McLaurin (fl. 1860-1864) lived with in Griffin, Ga. Anna's brother Cornelius Muir McLaurin (died circa 1862) entered Confederate service in April 1861 and served with Howard McCutchan (fl. 1862) in the Spaulding Grays (2nd Georgia Battalion). The collection is chiefly Civil War letters to Anna Blue McLaurin from her brother, Cornelius Muir McLaurin and a family friend, Howard McCutchan, while serving in Virginia and coastal North Carolina, requesting information about family and friends at home and discussing camp life and troop movements, primarily in the vicinity of Norfolk, Va., and Portsmouth, Va., from April 1861 to April 1862; at Wilmington, N.C., in May 1862; in the vicinity of Richmond, Va., and Petersburg, Va., and along the James River in the summer of 1862; and in northern Virginia from August 1862. Letters of 1864 were from friends and relatives in North Carolina and in Griffin and other places in Georgia discussing conditions on the homefront.
Creator McLaurin, Anna Blue, fl. 1860-1864.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
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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 Anna Blue McLaurin Papers, #3562-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Munroe d'Antignac of Griffin, Ga., January 1962.
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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Anna Blue McLaurin (fl. 1860-1864) lived with her widowed mother, Eliza McLaurin, at Griffin, Ga. Anna's brother Cornelius Muir McLaurin (died circa 1862) entered Confederate service in April 1861 and served with Howard McCutchan (fl. 1862) in the Spaulding Grays (2nd Georgia Battalion), in Virginia and coastal North Carolina.

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The collection is chiefly Civil War letters to Anna Blue McLaurin from Cornelius Muir McLaurin and a family friend, Howard McCutchan, serving in Virginia and coastal North Carolina, requesting information about family and friends at home and discussing camp life and troop movements, primarily in the vicinity of Norfolk and Portsmouth, from April 1861 to April 1862; at Wilmington, N.C., in May 1862; in the vicinity of Richmond and Petersburg, and along the James River in the summer of 1862; and in northern Virginia from August 1862. Also included are letters of condolence written to Eliza McLaurin after the death of her son, Cornelius McLaurin, and letters from friends and relatives in North Carolina and in Griffin and other places in Georgia discussing conditions on the homefront.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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