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Abner E. Patton Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4056

Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters from Abner E. Patton of the Eleventh Alabama Infantry to his family. There is also a letter from a niece or great-niece, Mabel Patton Morrison, to one of Abner's sisters thanking her for allowing her (Mabel) to copy Abner's letters. The collection also has a family tree of the Patton and Steele families.

Dates

  • 1861-1953

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Abner Edwin Patton, son of William and Elizabeth Steele Patton, was born in Knoxville, Alabama, on September 14, 1835. He attended the University of Alabama where he was a founding member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity on that campus. He joined the Eleventh Alabama Infantry Regiment and was mortally wounded on July 13, 1862. He died the following day on July 14, 1862.

Extent

0.04 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Overview

Letters from a Confederate soldier in the Eleventh Alabama Infantry to his family.

Provenance

gift of David Patton, 2033

General

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Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014

Creator

Source

Title
Guide to the Abner E. Patton Letters
Status
Coll Lvl Complete
Date
November 2014
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Box 870266
Tuscaloosa AL 35487-0266
205.348.0500