Creator

Date Original

1864-1865

Description

This collection contains transcripts of letters to Catherine Hooper from Confederate soldiers in Unionprisons.

Biographical/Historical Note

Catherine Hooper was a resident of Alexandria, Virginia, during the Civil War. She corresponded withnumerous Confederate soldiers while they were prisoners of war. Through her correspondence, Catherinetried to give comfort to the prisoners by providing companionship and offering to write to their families.She used the opportunity to find information about her brother, from whom she had not received news inseveral months. She also sent money and supplies to alleviate the suffering at the prisons.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Virginia

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.005.010

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Catherine Hooper Civil War letters [typed transcripts], SMC.005.010

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Catherine Hooper Civil War letters [typed transcripts], Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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