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Ann E. Hannum Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3407

Ann E. (White) Hannum wrote this letter to her son, Dr. Frank H. Hannum, on March 14, 1862. In it, she speaks of a married man who has been living in illicit intercourse with a woman. She also discusses the many men going to war, saying that "it is a deplorable condition, when will god see fit to end this terrible war. Oh my son turn your thoughts to god and prepare for when some time his summons comes whether in a peaceful bed or terrible field."

Dates

  • 1862 March 14

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Ann Eliza (White) Hannum wrote this letter to her son, Dr. Frank H. Hannum, on March 14, 1862. In it, she speaks of a married man who has been living in illicit intercourse with a woman. She also discusses the many men going to war, saying that "it is a deplorable condition, when will god see fit to end this terrible war. Oh my son turn your thoughts to god and prepare for when some time his summons comes whether in a peaceful bed or terrible field."

Biographical/Historical Note

Ann Eliza White was born to Colonel James and Ann Elizabeth (Silson) White in Abingdon, Virginia on July 21, 1810. She married Henry Hannum (1802-1844), and the couple had six children: Eliza V. (White) McGhee (1831-1917), James W. (1834-), Ellen W. (White) Vernor (1836-1882), Frank Henry (1837-1915), William Y. C. (1841-1915), and Cathleen (White) Wiggs Hood (1843-1893). Ann (White) Hannum died in 1883.

Frank H. Hannum studied engineering at the Virginia Military Institute and medicine at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He enlisted in Company K of the 61st Tennessee Mounted Infantry (CSA) on October 4, 1862 and was captured on October 28, 1864 near Morristown, Tennessee. He was held at Johnson's Island, Ohio until signing a loyalty oath on June 16, 1865. Hannum never married and lived with his brother William Y. C. Hannum in Unicoi County until his death in February of 1915.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter in February of 2010.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480