Collection Title: John J. Hamlett Letters
Series Number: MS73-03
Processed and Cataloged by: Originally processed by Keith M. Heim. Reprocessed by Dieter C. Ullrich on April 28, 2010.
Date Listed: July of 1976. Relisted on April 28, 2010
Date Span: 1861-1862
Size of Collection: 0.10 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 file folder. 3 items.
Type of Material: Correspondence.
Condition of Material: Fair with some fading and foxing.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: John J. Hamlett was born in Graves County, Kentucky in 1843. He enlisted in the Confederate States Army, 7th Kentucky Infantry Regiment, Company A at Camp Bennett (near Clinton, Kentucky) in September of 1861. He died of wounds received during the Battle of Shiloh on May 26, 1862.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of three letters written by John J. Hamlett when he was stationed at Camp Moore near Columbus, Kentucky from November of 1861 to January of 1862. He mentions a cannon that burst and killed seven soldiers while firing at a Union gunboat in November of 1861. He also describes camp life, the price of food and the troops being well fed.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Columbus (Ky.). Battle of, 1861.
Confederate States of America – Military life.
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Personal narratives, Confederate.
Kentucky – History – Civil War, 1861-1865.
Confederate States of America. Army. Kentucky Infantry Regiment, 7th.
Additional Sources: See History of the 3d, 7th, 8th and 12th Kentucky C.S.A. by Henry Geor