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Samuel B. Haines correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: HC.MC-950-191
This collection is comprised of the single folder of the correspondence of Samuel B. Haines. These letters were written primarily from army camps in Virginia and Maryland during the Civil War, mostly to his mother, Deborah Bunting Haines, and a few to his father, Josiah Lippincott Haines. They describe battles, encampments and many vivid details concerning the war. There are also a few letters from family members, including one from Howard Lippincott Haines, Samuel's brother, who matriculated at Haverford in 1860, and from Josiah Ramsay, the doctor who was with Samuel Haines in a camp near Belle Plain, Virginia, when he died of typhus.

Dates

  • 1862-1869

Creator

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Law Applies (U.S. Title 17).

Extent

1 folders

Biographical note

Samuel Bunting Haines (1840-1863) was born on November 19, 1840, the son of Josiah Lippencott Haines (1811-1892) and Deborah Bunting Haines (1819-1900). Haines enlisted in Company B, Pennsylvania 121st Infantry Regiment on 16 Aug 1862. He died at an army camp near Bell Plain, VA on February 23, 1863, and was buried on March 4, 1863 in Philadelphia.

Acquisition

Unknown.

Related Materials

  • MC.950.190 Haines and Bunting family papers
  • MC.975.01.096 Deborah Bunting Haines diaries

Processing Information

Processed by Kara Flynn; completed March 2016.
Title
Samuel B. Haines correspondence, 1862-1869
Author
Kara Flynn
Date
March 2016
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

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