Confederate History of Hawkins County, Tennessee
This collection consists of a typescript copy of the essay Confederate History of Hawkins County, Tennessee, which begins with the county's formation and ends with the close of the Civil War.
The material in this collection is in English.
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This collection consists of a typescript copy of the essay Confederate History of Hawkins County, Tennessee.
Hawkins County was developed from Sullivan County by the state of North Carolina in 1786. The county was named after Benjamin Hawkins who was a United States Senator. It is the second oldest city in Tennessee and currently has a population of approximately 50,000. Its early settlers were mainly from North Carolina and Virginia. In 1861, Captain Carrick W. Heiskell recruited the first Confederate troops from Hawkins County, known as the "Hawkins Boys." After the war was over, much of the population dispersed to Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi because of the dangerous conditions for the southern soldiers.
This collection is in one folder.