Charles B. La Hatt family papers

Charles B. La Hatt family papers

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: La Hatt, Charles Burdge, 1839-1908
Title: Charles B. La Hatt family papers
Dates: Bulk, 1861-1865
Dates: 1861-1907
Quantity: 0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Coll. Number: ms3778

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index 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).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

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

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1861
2Correspondence, 1862 January-July
3Correspondence, 1862 August-December
4Correspondence, 1863 January-June
5Correspondence, 1863 July-December
6Correspondence, 1864 January-April
7Correspondence, 1864 May-December
8Correspondence, 1865
9Correspondence, 1866-1907
10Correspondence - incomplete, undated
11Writings – journal page by Charles B. La Hatt, undated
12Writings – commencement sermons by Charles B. La Hatt
13Writings – poems, 1861-1909, undated
14Printed 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