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Elijah A. Hawn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1047

This collection contains six letters of personal correspondence between Elijah Hawn and his wife Nancy dated from May 26, 1862 through June 16, 1863. Also included are form no. 79 from the U.S. Treasury Department (which allows for Nancy to be granted a widow’s pension), a letter from the Department of the Interior rejecting her widow’s pension on the grounds that she remarried, and a division of land agreement.

Dates

  • 1862 May 26-1872 August 3

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 the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection contains six letters of personal correspondence between Elijah Hawn and his wife Nancy dated from May 26, 1862 through June 16, 1863. Also included are form no. 79 from the U.S. Treasury Department (which allows for Nancy to be granted a widow’s pension), a letter from the Department of the Interior rejecting her widow’s pension on the grounds that she remarried, and a division of land agreement.

Biographical/Historical Note

Elijah Addison Hawn (usually given as Elisha Addison Hawn) was born to Nathaniel and Icy Elizabeth (Chaney) Hawn in 1835. He married Nancy M. Buxton on February 21, 1854 and the couple had two children, Elizabeth and Meniphee. During the Civil War, Elijah served with Company B of the 2nd Regiment of Tennessee Infantry (USA). He was captured at Rogersville, Tennessee on November 6, 1863 and died of dysentery in Andersonville prison on June 26, 1864.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single 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