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T. B. Swearingen Civil War reminiscenes

T. B. Swearingen Civil War Reminiscenes

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Finding aid for the T. B. Swearingen Civil War Reminiscenes

MSS.06.30

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



Repository: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
Creator:Swearingen, T. B., 1956-1932
Title: T. B. Swearingen Civil War Reminiscenes
Dates: 1928
Quantity: 0.21 Linear feet
Abstract:This small collection contains Thomas B. Swearingen's recollections of the Civil War in the community of Lee Creek (or Lee's Creek), in Crawford County, Arkansas.
Identification: MSS.06.30
Language: English

Arrangement

The collection is arranged topically and chronologically in one box.


Scope and Contents

This small collection contains Thomas B. Swearingen's recollections of the Civil War in the community of Lee Creek (or Lee's Creek), in Crawford County, Arkansas.


Biographical Note

Thomas B. Swearingen was born in Crawford County on May 22, 1856, to Samuel and Sarah (Sallie) Cox Swearingen. He was the seventh of eleven children. Samuel Swearingen was a blacksmith and farmer. The oldest Swearingen brother, Robert, joined the Confederate Army in May 1861, at the age of seventeen. In August 1863, brother Willie enlisted, followed by father Samuel in October 1863. Three weeks after enlisting in the Confederate Army, Samuel was captured at Huntsville, Arkansas, while shoeing horses for soldiers. He was taken to Fayetteville, Arkansas, then to St. Louis, Missouri, and on to Rock Island, Illinois. There he was held prisoner until January 1865, when he was transported by ship to New Orleans, where he was exchanged. Father and two sons all returned from the war without serious injury. In April 1928, he began writing down his memories of the war; he recounts stories of hardship and deprivation, violence and retribution. Little is known of Thomas B. Swearingen's adult life. He is found on the 1910 census in Muldrow, Oklahoma with his wife, Lucelle. On the 1930 census he was living with the family of his brother Clarence Swearingen, in Cove City, Crawford County, Arkansas. His occupation is listed as laborer on a ranch. He died March 28, 1932 in Cove City.


Index Terms

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

Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Lee Creek (Crawford County, Ark.)
Swearingen, T. B., 1956-1932
Turner, Marc
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Restrictions on Use

Non-circulating; in-house use only.


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

T. B. Swearingen Civil War Reminiscenes, MSS 06-30, Butler Center for Arkansas Studies, Arkansas Studies Institute

Acquisition Information

Donated by Marc Turner, 2006


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