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Mary Thornton collection
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Preferred Citation

Mary Thornton collection, Special Collections Department, Mississippi State University Libraries.

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Scope and Contents

Letters and military papers of Merry B. Harris, a Confederate officer who headed the Pettus Relief Company of Mississippi Volunteers during the Civil War. Included are the rules and regulations of the Pettus Relief and a letter dated December 22, 1860, which describes conditions in South Carolina following its secession from the U.S. Facsimiles and other copies.

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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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22 December, 1860. Letter of W. E. Wormell (sp?), Aiken, South Carolina, to M.B. Harris of Gallatin, Mississippi.

29 January, 1861. Certificate for receipt of 60 muskets from State of Mississippi, John J. Pettus Governor, to Pettus Relief, Merry B. Harris and Benjamin King.

18 April, 1861. Order from W.H. Brown Adjt General, Jackson, to Capt. M.B. Harris.

3 May, 1861. Letter of Julia Thompson Chrisman to Capt. Harris.

14 January, 1862. Letter of W.H. Brown et al, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, Jackson, recommending Capt. Merry B. Harris to President Jefferson Davis.

1861-1862. Muster roll of M.B. Harris, 1861-1862.

Undated. Article and regulations for the government of the Pettus Relief Company of Volunteers.

Undated. Letter of Mrs. S.J. Brown and Mollie Brown of the Copiah Co. Military Aid Society to Captain Harris transmitting articles for "your company".

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