Guide to the Collis S. Hough Civil War letters to his wife Harriet Stevens Hough, 1861-1865, 1892

Collis S. Hough Civil War letters to his wife Harriet Stevens Hough C0328


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Descriptive Summary

Repository George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections Research Center.
Creator Hough, Collis S.
Title Collis S. Hough Civil War letters to his wife Harriet Stevens Hough
Date 1861-1865, 1892
Physical Characteristics .25 Linear Feet
Abstract Letters from Collis S. Hough of the 1st Connecticut Artillery Regiment to his wife Harriet Stevens Hough.
Identification: C0328
Language English .

Biographical and Historical note

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').

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Content Description

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.

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Arrangement

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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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

There are no access restrictions.

Conditions Governing Use

Public domain. There are no known restrictions.

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Related Material

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.

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Index Terms

Corporate Names:

United States. Army. Connecticut Artillery Regiment, 1st (1862-1865)

Geographical Names:

Connecticut

Subjects:

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Document Types:

Personal correspondence

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Collis S. Hough letters to his wife Harriet Stevens Hough, C0328, Special Collections Research Center, George Mason University Libraries

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased by Lynn Eaton from Caroliniana Books in August 2020.

Processing Information

Processed by Liz Beckman in January 2021. EAD markup by Liz Beckman in January 2021.

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Bibliography

Find a Grave, 'Collis S. Hough,' https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43856541/collis-s-hough (accessed January 7, 2021).

Find a Grave, 'Harriet F. Stevens Hough,' https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/45345470/harriet-f-hough (accessed January 7, 2021).

"United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DBB7-93C?cc=1401638&wc=95RQ-DPN%3A1031298101%2C1032296601%2C1031317503 : 9 April 2016), Connecticut > Hartford > Bristol > image 43 of 69; citing NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

"United States Census, 1860," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YB2-NG6?cc=1473181&wc=7QCB-JV9%3A1589422516%2C1589422632%2C1589422705 : 24 March 2017), Connecticut > Hartford > Bristol > image 55 of 87; from "1860 U.S. Federal Census - Population," database, Fold3.com (http://www.fold3.com : n.d.); citing NARA microfilm publication M653 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

"United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:33S7-9YYJ-SPND?cc=1417683&wc=XWGB-PTL%3A1589395565%2C1589395668%2C1589398856%2C1589394813 : 24 December 2015), Connecticut > Hartford > Plainville > ED 55 > image 8 of 40; citing NARA microfilm publication T9, (National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., n.d.)

"Collis S. Hough," "United States Civil War Soldiers Index, 1861-1865." Database. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : 14 June 2016. https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QHV-T3GH-ZGPQ?i=831 image 832 of 4011; Citing multiple microfilm publications, Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.

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Contents List

Box Folder
1 1 Civil War Letters of Collis S. Hough to his wife, 1861-1865
2 Civil War Letters of Collis S. Hough to his wife, 5 additional letters, 1861-1865, 1892
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