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Collection Number: 02790-z

Collection Title: James Keen Munnerlyn Papers, 1860-1867

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Size About 15 items
Abstract James Keen Munnerlyn was a native of Georgetown, S.C., who during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. He first served in the Palmetto Guard, 2nd South Carolina Regiment, and later in Company F of the Georgia Hussars, Jeff Davis Legion, Stuart's Cavalry. The collection includes family letters, chiefly 1861-1862, from James Keen Munnerlyn in Virginia. Most of the letters are addressed to Munnerlyn's sister, Mrs. D. S. Stocking of Charleston, S.C., and describe camp life, troop movements, casualties, and personal opinions of leaders. Also included is a photograph taken in 1867 of 18 men from Company F of the Georgia Hussars, Jeff Davis Legion.
Creator Munnerlyn, James Keen, 1840-1922
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 James Keen Munnerlyn Papers #2790-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed November 2004) available.
  • Reel 1: Folder 1 of 1
Acquisitions Information
Received from Sarah Coachman Munnerlyn and Alice Munnerlyn Shine of South Jacksonville, Fla., in 1944.
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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James Keen Munnerlyn, Jr., was born in Georgetown, S.C., in 1840. He served, 1860-1862, in the Palmetto Guard, 2nd South Carolina Regiment, and sometime between 15 July 1862 and 8 September 1862, he was transferred to the Georgia Hussars, Jeff Davis Legion, Stuart's Cavalry, Army of Northern Virginia. Munnerlyn died in 1922.

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The collection includes family letters, chiefly 1861-1862, from J. K. (James Keen) Munnerlyn in Virginia. Most of the letters are addressed to Munnerlyn's sister, Mrs. D. S. Stocking of Charleston, S.C., and describe camp life, troop movements, casualties, and personal opinions of leaders. Also included is a photograph taken in 1867 of eighteen men from Company F of the Georgia Hussars, Jeff Davis Legion.

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Contents list

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Items separated include one oversize picture (OP-P-2790/1).

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Processing Information

Processed by: Library Staff, 1944

Encoded by: Linda Sellars, November 2004

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, December 2009

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