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Mahlon Hockett Civil War letters

Mahlon Hockett Civil War Letters

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Finding aid for the Mahlon Hockett Civil War Letters

MSS.10.03

Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
100 Rock Street
Little Rock, Arkansas, 72201
(501) 320-5700



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Hockett, Mahlon, 1838-1863
Title: Mahlon Hockett Civil War Letters
Dates: 1862
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This collection contains two letters written by Mahlon Hockett to his wife Eliza while serving as a sailor on USS Carondelet.
Identification: MSS.10.03
Language: English

Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.


Scope and Contents

This collection contains two letters written by Mahlon Hockett to his wife Eliza while serving as a sailor on USS Carondelet.


Biographical Note

Mahlon Hockett was born in Ohio in 1838, the son of Jesse and Mary Hockett. He married Eliza J. Miller in October, 1859; the couple had a son who died as an infant, and a daughter born in 1861. On August 22, 1862, Mahlon volunteered at Cincinnati to serve in the gunboat service. He was assigned first to New National, a wooden side-wheel transport ship, and later to USS Carondelet, an ironclad river gunboat, which patrolled and fought on the Mississippi River. He became ill from the effects of the climate and was transferred in March 1863, to USS Red Rover, the Navy's first hospital ship. He died on April 26, 1863.


Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Helena (Ark.)
Hockett, Mahlon, 1838-1863
South, Eliza J. Miller Hockett, 1842-1925
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations.
USS Carondelet (Gunboat)

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating, in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Mahlon Hockett Civil War Letters, MSS 10-03, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 2010


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