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M210 Harris (Merry B.) Papers

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From the Harris (Merry B.) Papers. Color enhanced computer scanned image of a photograph of Merry B. Harris in his Confederate Army uniform. Harris was a resident of Copiah County, Mississippi. He served as a captain and later colonel of the Pettus Company of Volunteers, 12th Mississippi Infantry.

From the Harris (Merry B.) Papers. Letter from Julia Thompson Chrisman in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, to Captain M.B. Harris, dated May 3, 1861, asking Harris to accept "this simple gift" in token of her appreciation for his service in his country's defense. Harris was a resident of Copiah County, Mississippi. He served as a captain and later colonel of the Pettus Company of Volunteers, 12th Mississippi Infantry.

From the Harris (Merry B.) Papers. letter from the "Copiah County Military Aid Society" (Mrs. S. J. Morehead, President and Mollie Brown, secretary), to Captain M.B. Harris. It is sent via a Mr. Johnston, along with various clothing articles for use by his company. A promise is made to send more necessities as they are needed. Harris was a resident of Copiah County, Mississippi. He served as a captain and later colonel of the Pettus Company of Volunteers, 12th Mississippi Infantry.

From the Harris (Merry B.) Papers. Letter to Confederate President Jefferson Davis from W.H. Brown, Madison MaAfee, and A.B. Dilworth recommending Harris to Davis, and expressing Harris' desire to raise a volunteer regiment. Harris was a resident of Copiah County, Mississippi. He served as a captain and later colonel of the Pettus Company of Volunteers, 12th Mississippi Infantry.

From the Harris (Merry B.) Papers. This letter is an order from W.H. Brown to muster the Westville guard of Simpson County, Mississippi. Harris was a resident of Copiah County, Mississippi. He served as a captain and later colonel of the Pettus Company of Volunteers, 12th Mississippi Infantry.

From the Harris (Merry B.) Papers. Letter from W. E. Wormell in Aiken, South Carolina, to Merry B. Harris in Gallatin, Mississippi. Mr. Wormell describes the festivities celebrating the secession of South Carolina from the Union. Harris was a resident of Copiah County, Mississippi. He served as a captain and later colonel of the Pettus Company of Volunteers, 12th Mississippi Infantry.

From the Harris (Merry B.) Papers. This document contains 15 articles dealing with the organization of the company, election of officers, procedural questions, and responsibilities of members. Harris was a resident of Copiah County, Mississippi. He served as a captain and later colonel of the Pettus Company of Volunteers, 12th Mississippi Infantry.

From the Harris (Merry B.) Papers. Bond dated 29 January 1861, and signed by Captain Merry B. Harris in the amount of $900 is for the purchase of 60 muskets. Harris was a resident of Copiah County, Mississippi. He served as a captain and later colonel of the Pettus Company of Volunteers, 12th Mississippi Infantry.

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