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Charles B. La Hatt family papers

Charles B. La Hatt family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles B. La Hatt family papers
Creator: La Hatt, Charles Burdge, 1839-1908
Inclusive Dates: 1861-1907
Bulk Dates: 1861-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.5 Linear Feet (1 box)
Collection Number: ms3778
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Charles Burdge La Hatt (1839-1908) was born in Muscogee County (Ga.), son of Charles Henry La Hatt (1796-1872) and Elizabeth Windham (1824-1906). He was a teacher and Methodist minister, served in Terrell Light Artillery, and married Annie Engram (1844-1901) of Eufaula (Ala.). They later lived in Gainesville (Ga.) where he founded Methodist College of Georgia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of correspondence, writings and printed material. The majority of the letters are between Charles La Hatt and his fiancée Annie 1861-1865. By February 20, 1865 they were married. Charles gives detailed descriptions of the camps around Savannah (Ga.) – Camp Ashby, Camp Boyle, Camp Jackson, and Camp Ogeechee. Although he was not involved in any battles, he describes some that occurred nearby: Fort McAllister (1863 January 26 and 1863 February 14), Fort Sumter (1863 April 14), and "Nashville" explosion (1863 March 1). Letters after the war are from parents and siblings and mention a desire to move from Georgia in hopes of improving their life. Writings include commencement sermons given by Charles at Methodist College of Georgia and later at other schools and churches between 1881 and 1893. Two oaths of amnesty are included with printed material.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles B. La Hatt family papers, ms 3778, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Confederate States of America. Army . Terrell Light Artillery
Fort McAllister (Ga. : Fort) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Fort Sumter (Charleston, S.C.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Methodists Church -- Clergy.
Nashville (steamer).

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1861
12Correspondence, 1862 January-July
13Correspondence, 1862 August-December
14Correspondence, 1863 January-June
15Correspondence, 1863 July-December
16Correspondence, 1864 January-April
17Correspondence, 1864 May-December
18Correspondence, 1865
19Correspondence, 1866-1907
110Correspondence - incomplete, undated
111Writings – journal page by Charles B. La Hatt, undated
112Writings – commencement sermons by Charles B. La Hatt
113Writings – poems, 1861-1909, undated
114Printed material includes: oath of amnesty, Charles B. LaHatt, oath of amnesty C. C. Engram, parole of honor, Charles B. LaHatt, broadside – program of music and drama in Nolensville (Tenn.) , 1865-1869