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U.S. Civil War Correspondence: George D. Prentice and Roger W. Hanson

Identifier: SC-MS-038

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three letters between George Denison Prentice and Roger Weightman Hanson; two letters are written by George D. Prentice and one by Roger W. Hanson. These letters encompass a very brief look at opinions and the animosity between rivals of the Civil War. They mention drunkards, Island No. 10, Col. I. Dimick, Fort Warren, and Clarence Prentice (son of George who fought as a Lieutant Colonel for the Confederacy). Also briefly mentioned are General Buckner, Commander Foot, and General Pope. The letters start in March 1862 and conclude in April 1862.


  • Creation: 1862 (typed copies)


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Copyright Statement

Copyright retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Biographical Note

George Prentice, (1802-1870), was the editor of the Louisville (KY) "Courier Journal". He wrote editorials in behalf of the Union during the Civil War, and he was known as the "leading humorist of the country." Roger Hanson, (1827-1863), was the commander of the 2nd Kentucky Infantry. He was captured in 1862 and was imprisoned at Fort Warren. Hanson was later exchanged and went on to become a brigadier-general. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Murfreesboro (Stones River Campaign, Murfreesboro, TN) and died in Nashville, Tennessee.


1.00 Folder (Contains 1 folder)

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Acquisition Information

This collection was donated by Mr. Carl Ferger on October 30, 1984.

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Processing Information

Originally processed by Lana Donaldson Taylor in 1988. In 2014, this manuscript collection was re-foldered and re-housed with current archival standard materials by Christine Hockaday.

U.S. Civil War Correspondence: George D. Prentice and Roger W. Hanson
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1988 May 12
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Repository Details

Part of the Randall Library Special Collections Repository