SAMUEL RANKIN LATTA LETTERS

(Mss. 1892, 1924)

Inventory

Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections

Special Collections, Hill Memorial Library

Louisiana State University Libraries

Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University

Reformatted 2003

Revised 2011

CONTENTS OF INVENTORY

SUMMARY .................................................................................................................................... 3
BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE ...................................................................................... 4
SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE ................................................................................................... 4
LETTER DESCRIPTIONS ............................................................................................................ 5
INDEX TERMS .............................................................................................................................. 7
CONTAINER LIST ........................................................................................................................ 8

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SUMMARY

Size.

1 manuscript volume (containing 36 items)

Geographic locations.

Tennessee, Missouri, Kentucky, Mississippi.

Inclusive dates.

June 1861-April 1862, 1886

Bulk dates.

N/A

Language.

English.

Summary.

Typescripts of letters between Capt. Samuel Rankin Latta, of the Macon Grays, 13th Tennessee Infantry, and his wife residing at the family home in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

Organization.

Arranged chronologically

Restrictions on access.

If microfilm is available, photocopies must be made from microfilm.

Related collections.

N/A

Copyright.

Copyright of the original materials is retained by descendants of the creators in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

Citation.

Samuel Rankin Latta Letters, Mss. 1892, 1924, Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, La

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BIOGRAPHICAL/HISTORICAL NOTE

Samuel R. Latta was captain of the Macon Grays, Company B, 13th Tennessee Infantry, during the Civil War. He and his wife, Mary, had six children and lived in Dyersburg, Tennessee.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

Typescripts of an exchange of letters between Captain Samuel R. Latta and his wife, Mary, during his service in the Confederate States Army at Fort Wright, Tennessee; in southeastern Missouri; at Columbus, Kentucky; and at Corinth, Mississippi. Latta's letters describe his regiment's participation in the Battle of Belmont and the Battle of Shiloh. Also included are three letters from Lattas brother living in Boston, Massachusetts, and two letters from a school teacher.

LETTER DESCRIPTIONS

Date

Contents

June 7, 1861

From N. R. Wallace to S. R. Latta, Macon.

June 7, 1861

From J. G. Latta (brother of S. R. Latta) to his father; Collector’s Office, Custom House, Boston.

June 11, 1861

From S. R. Latta to his wife, Mary; Dyersburg, Tennessee

June 16, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Steamer Ben McCullough, between Memphis and Randolph.

June 23, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Fort Wright, Tennessee; Randolph Island, (P.S. June 24).

June 26, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Fort Wright, Tennessee.

June 28, 1861

From Mary Latta to her husband; Dyersburg, Tennessee.

July 2, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Fort Wright.

July 25, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Fort Wright.

July 31, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; New Madrid, Missouri, Headquarters of the Army of Liberation.

Aug. 4, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; New Madrid

Aug. 13, 1861

From J. G. Latta to S. R. Latta; Custom House, Boston.

Aug. 17, 1861

From J. G. Latta to his mother; Custom House, Boston.

Aug. 19, 1861

From Mary Latta to S. R. Latta; Dyersburg, Tenn.

From N. R. Wallace to his cousin, Sam.

Aug. 20, 1861

From S. R. Latta to his wife, Mary, near Benton, Missouri.

Aug. 25, 1861

From Mary Latta to S. R.; Dyersburg.

Aug. 28, 1861

From S. R. Latta to his wife, Mary; Saxton, Missouri.

Aug. 31, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Camp Brown, near Sikestown, Missouri.

Date

Contents

Sept. 7, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Columbus, Kentucky.

Sept. 11, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Columbus, Kentucky.

Nov. 22, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Columbus, Kentucky.

Dec. 13, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Columbus, Kentucky.

Dec. 18, 1861

From Mary Latta to S. R.; Dyersburg, Tenn.

Dec. 20, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Columbus, Ky.

Dec. 25, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Columbus, Ky.

Dec. 29, 1861

From Beck Wallace to Cousin Sam; Macon.

Jan. 25, 1862

From Mary Latta to S. R.; Dyersburg, Tenn.

Feb. 14, 1862

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Columbus, Ky.

Apr. 6, 1862

From Mary Latta to S. R.; Dyersburg, Tenn.

Apr. 10, 1862

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Corinth, Miss. (P.S. Apr. 12)

Apr. 13, 1862

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Corinth, Miss.

Apr. 18, 1862

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Corinth, Miss.

1886

Excerpt of a letter from S. R. Latta.

Nov. 8, 1861

From S. R. Latta to Mary; Columbus, Ky.

INDEX TERMS

Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 13th.

Latta, Mary.

Latta, Samuel R. (Samuel Rankin)

Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862.

Tennessee--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate.

CONTAINER LIST

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Location

Contents (with dates)

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1 volume: Samuel Rankin Latta Letters (1861-1862)