Hiram Hogg letters, 1863

Abstract

This collection consists of letters written by Hiram Hogg of Letcher County, Kentucky, to his son, Henry C. Hogg, who served in the Union Army during the Civil War. The letters, dated March 1863, concern news from home, and mention another son, Hiram, who joined the Confederates, which the elder Hogg could not understand.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Hiram Hogg letters, 1863
Creator
Hogg, Hiram, 1800-1863
Extent
2 letters.
Subjects
Hogg, Hiram, 1800-1863 -- Correspondence
Hogg, Henry Clay, b. 1836 -- Correspondence
Fathers -- Kentucky -- Correspondence
Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Arrangement
Chronological order maintained.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by and cataloged by Lori O'Connor; machine-readable finding aid created by Margie Plarr
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
This collection consists of two letters written by Hiram Hogg of Letcher County, Kentucky. Hogg wrote the letters to his son, Henry C. Hogg, while the younger Hogg served in the Union Army during the Civil War. The letters, dated Booneville March 1, 1863, and July 2, 1863, concern news from home, especially the hard times that the rebels were giving them in Owlsey County. Hogg also reports the deaths of neighbors and mentions his other sons who were fighting in the war too. One son, Hiram, joined the Confederates, which the elder Hogg could not understand.