Orlando T. Hanks Reminiscences, 1861-1865 | East Texas Research Center

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ID: A/52

Primary Creator: Hanks, Orlando T. (1844-1926)

Extent: 1.0 Folders

Date Acquired: 00/00/1930

Subjects: Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Brigade, Hanks, Orlando T., 1844-1926 -- Personal narratives, Confederate, Manuscripts, United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Languages: English

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).

Subject/Index Terms

Confederate States of America. Army. Texas Brigade
Hanks, Orlando T., 1844-1926 -- Personal narratives, Confederate
Manuscripts
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Administrative Information

Repository: East Texas Research Center

Access Restrictions: Open for research

Acquisition Method: Gift


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