Elijah T. D. Hawkins Letters, 1861-1864

Elijah T. D. Hawkins (b. ca. 1835) was a farmer from Talbot County, Georgia. His name is recorded as Tilmon Hawkins in the Federal Census of 1860, and he is referred to as Tillman in a letter from his brother. The census also indicates that Hawkins and his wife, Margaret (b. ca. 1839), had been married during the previous year. E. T. D. Hawkins enlisted in Co. I, 46th Georgia Infantry on March 4, 1862. He was killed in battle on July 22, 1864. The collection includes four letters written by E. T. D. Hawkins to his wife, and one letter written by his brother, William, who served with him in Co. I. There is also a letter written before the war by a cousin who had moved to north Louisiana.

David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Duke University


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ID Letter Datesort descending Author Recipient From To
8094 Hawkins1 July 29, 1860 Reuben Bussey E. T. D. Hawkins Claiborne County, LA Talbot County, GA
8095 Hawkins2 May 1, 1862 E. T. D. Hawkins Margaret Hawkins Beaufort County, SC Talbot County, GA
8096 Hawkins3 October 21, 1862 E. T. D. Hawkins Margaret Hawkins Charleston, Charleston County, SC Talbot County, GA
8097 Hawkins4 February 8, 1863 E. T. D. Hawkins Margaret Hawkins Wilmington, NC Talbot County, GA
8098 Hawkins5 November 2, 1863 E. T. D. Hawkins Margaret Hawkins Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN Talbot County, GA
8099 Hawkins6 July 23, 1864 William Hawkins Margaret Hawkins GA Talbot County, GA

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