Collis S. Hough Civil War letters to his wife Harriet Stevens Hough C0328
Published by George Mason University Libraries
Collis S. Hough was born in 1835 or 1836, the son of a Connecticut farmer ('United States Census, 1850'). Hough married Harriet F. Stevens, and they had two daughters, Mary and Laurie ('United States Census, 1860', United States Census 1880'). During the American Civil War, Hough served in the First Connecticut Artillery Regiment, first as a Private and then a Sergeant ('United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865'). Harriet died in 1895 at age 59, and Collis died in 1913 at age 77 (Find a Grave, 'Collis S. Hough' and 'Harriet F. Stevens Hough').
Letters from Collis S. Hough to his wife Harriet Stevens Hough. Hough fought with the First Connecticut Artillery Regiment in the Union Army during the Civil War. The letters are written to Harriet at home in Connecticut (she appears to have moved to different towns: Wolcottville, Forrestville, and Bristol). There are five additional letters, one to Collis Hough regarding a deed, two to Harriet Hough regarding money, one to "Darling Hattie," (presumably a nickname for Harriet), and one from the office of Pierce and Winslow, Attorneys at Law, dated 1892.
The letters are arranged in the order in which the Special Collections Research Center received them. The 5 letters that were not written by Collis Hough are located at the end of the collection.
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The Special Collections Research Center holds several other collections related to the American Civil War, including the William Darke Briscoe Civil War diaries, the Randolph H. Lytton Historical Virginia Collection, and the Letter from Corporal Francis Ronien of the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry to his brother Henry.
United States. Army. Connecticut Artillery Regiment, 1st (1862-1865)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Collis S. Hough letters to his wife Harriet Stevens Hough, C0328, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries
Purchased by Lynn Eaton from Caroliniana Books in August 2020.
Processed by Liz Beckman in January 2021. EAD markup by Liz Beckman in January 2021.
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