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Confederate History of Hawkins County, Tennessee

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0209

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.

Dates

  • undated

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of a typescript copy of the essay Confederate History of Hawkins County, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

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