Scope and Contents of the Materials
Original handwritten and typescript account of the experiences of Col. B. F. Benton's Company of Hood's Brigade during the Civil War, 1861-1865. Written from memory ca. 1914-1915. Includes biographical material on the Hanks family.
Collection Historical Note
Orlando Thacker Hanks (1844-1926) married Susan Pernella Thacker, Nov. 24, 1872 and their union produced nine children. Hanks fought with Company K, Captain B. F. Benton's Company, 1st Texas Infantry Hood's Texas Brigade during the Civil War. His reminiscences have been published in A Yellow Rose in Old Dominion: the Civil War Reminisc[enc]es of Orlando T. Hanks, by Jonathan D. Hood, and History of Captain B. F. Benton's Company, Hood's Texas Brigade, 1861-1865, published by Morrison Books, Austin, 1984. (Hanks, O. T. History of Captain B. F. Benton's Company, Hood's Texas Brigade, 1861-1865. Austin, Texas: Morrison Books, 1884; Baber, Adin. The Hanks Family of Virginia and Westward. Danville, IL: Interstate Printers and Publishers, 1965).
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[Folder 1: Original handwritten manuscript and photocopy written transcript.
- Folder 1: Original handwritten manuscript and photocopy written transcript.