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Samuel B. Haines correspondence

Identifier: HC.MC-950-191

Scope and Contents

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 and encampments, and include 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.


  • Creation: 1862-1869


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research use.

Use Restrictions

Standard Federal Copyright Laws Apply (U.S. Title 17).

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, Virginia, on February 23, 1863, and was buried on March 4, 1863, in Philadelphia.


.01 linear ft. (1 folder)

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This collection contains the correspondence of Samuel B. Haines. The letters were written primarily from army camps in Virginia and Maryland during the Civil War, mostly to Haines's mother, Deborah Bunting Haines.



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.

Samuel B. Haines correspondence, 1862-1869
Kara Flynn
March, 2016
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