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Oswalt family collection

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Mississippi State University Libraries
Oswalt family collection
Date [inclusive]
0.024 Cubic feet : 1 microfilm reel

Preferred Citation

Oswalt family collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Scope and Content

Collection of the Oswalt family of Oktibbeha County, Mississippi, acquired from different sources. Includes Civil War letters between Henry Oswalt of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company A (Oktibbeha Riflemen) and his wife Pamela (Permelia) A. Oswalt from Tennessee and Atlanta, Georgia, and Oktibbeha County, Mississippi (1861-1863). An 1863 letter of James W. Oswalt, brother of Henry and also of the 27th Mississippi Infantry Company A, from Warington, Florida, informs Permelia of Henry’s injury and hospitalization in Montgomery, Alabama. Poem (1) composed by Maturia Ann West (1856). In part, loaned for copying by Kathy Buckner. 1 letter donated in 1992 by Carolyn Oswalt Davis. Balance of collection consists of typescripts of originals owned by Margaret Crumpton of Sturgis, Mississippi.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Mississippi State University Libraries 

P.O. Box 5408
Mississippi State, MS, 39762

Publication date: June 2012

Access Restrictions

Open to all researchers.

Use Restrictions

Any requests for permission to publish, quote, or reproduce materials from this collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscripts Librarian for Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Mississippi State University as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

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Materials donated by Kathy Buckner:

27 September 1856. Poem composed by Maturia Ann West. Photocopy (1 page).

24 September 1861. Permelia Oswalt, Oktibbeha, Miss., to “Dear companion” [Henry Oswalt]. Photocopy (2 pages)

2 April 1863. Henry Oswalt, Atlanta, Ga., to “Dear companion”, P.A. Oswalt. Photocopy (2 pages).

27 July 1863. Henry Oswalt, Fairground Hospital, Atlanta, Ga., to P.A. Oswalt. Photocopy (2 pages).

Letter donated by Carolyn Oswalt Davis:

29 August 1862. Henry Oswalt, Camp Moccason Snake near Chattanooga, Tenn., to P.A. Oswalt. (1 page photocopy and 1 page transcription).

Photocopies of typescripts from the John Bettersworth Papers, originals owned by Margaret Crumpton, Sturgis, Mississippi:

24 September 1859. R. Nolen, Greensboro, Miss., to Henry Oswalt Esqr. Typescript (1 page).

29 March 1862. James W. Oswalt, Warington, Fl., to “Dear sister in-law” [Permelia Oswalt]. Typescript (1 page).

2 December 1862. Henry Oswalt, State of Tennessee, Sequatchy County, Sewuatchy Valley near deerstop, to “Dear companion” [Permelia Oswalt]. Typescript (1 page).

20 April 1863 H. Oswalt, Empire Hospital, Atlanta, Ga., to “Dear companion”, [Permelia Oswalt]. Typescript (1 page)

21 June 1863. Henry Oswalt, Atlanta, Ga., to “Dear companion” [Permelia Oswalt] Typescript (1 page).

11 September 1863. Henry Oswalt, Atlanta, Ga., to “Dear companion”, Pamelia A. Oswalt Typescript (1 page)

4 October 1863. Henry Oswalt, Atlanta, Ga., to “Dear companion”, P.A. Oswalt. Typescript (1 page)

25 October 1863. Henry Oswalt, Atlanta, Ga., Fairground Hospitle [sic], to P.A. Oswalt and W.D. Oswalt [son]. Typescript (1 page).

6 December 1863. CJ and LS West, Pickens Co., Ala.,, to “Dear Sister and family” [Permelia Oswalt]. Typescript (1 page).

5 March 1871. Philip Blanton, Timber Ridge, Union, S.C., to “Henry” [Henry Oswalt] Typescript (1 page).

7 May 1872. “Your affectionate niece” Loedora West, Columbus, Miss., to “Dear Aunt” [Permelia Oswalt]. Typescript (1 page).

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