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John R. Hurley Civil War Letters

Identifier: MS-0190
The collections consists of 12 letters from Confederate soldier J. R. [likely John] Hurley (Private, Co. "A", 39th Alabama Infantry Regiment) to his sisters. The letters were written from camps at Tupelo, Mississippi; and Shelbyville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Topics include camp life and hardships; personal news.


  • 1862 - 1863


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Conditions Governing Use

Manuscript collections in the VMI Archives are made available for educational and research use. The VMI Archives should be cited as the source. The user assumes all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any copyright holders. Materials from our collections may not be redistributed, published or reproduced without permission from the VMI Archives. Contact the VMI Archives for additional information.


12 items

Biographical / Historical

John R. Hurley, Confederate soldier from Alabama. Biographical details were not known at the time this collection was cataloged.

Physical Location

Manuscripts Stacks

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Bailey H. Barnes to VMI, 1939

Online Access

The Hurley papers are available online. View the original documents with transcriptions.

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Military Institute Archives Repository

VMI Archives
Preston Library
Lexington VA 24450