Nathaniel Wiley Harbin Civil War letter
Collection number: ahc.MSS136f
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a letter written by Nathaniel Wiley Harbin to his father about the First Battle of Manassas. Harbin gives an account of the battle, where he acted as a "skirmisher," and describes the rout of the Federal army and the supplies they abandoned during their retreat. Harbin includes a casualty list for his company and writes about the capture of Federal prisoners.
- 1861 July 30
- Harbin, Nathaniel Wiley (Person)
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This collection is open for research.
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Nathaniel Wiley Harbin was born about 1841 to Caroline M. Reeder and Thomas W. Harbin in South Carolina. He joined Company E of the 4th Regiment of South Carolina Infantry as a sergeant, and was promoted to 3rd lieutenant on October 15, 1861. Harbin participated in the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run). Harbin died during the Civil War. Additional biographical information about Nathaniel Wiley Harbin has not been determined.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
This collection was re-processed in 2012.
- Nathaniel Wiley Harbin Civil War letter
- Paul Crater
- June 2012
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- Finding aid is written in English.