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Guide to the S. H. Dent Papers, RG 86
Listed by: CJD
Date: September 1970


Collection Size:  0.5 cubic feet

Date Span: 1847-65

Scope / Content: Correspondence of the Dent family, and of Henry L. Lowe. Organized into 5 series:  I. Letters - Stouten Hubert Dent, 1860-1865;  II. Letters - Anna B. Young Dent, 1861-1863;  III. Letters - Stouten Warren Dent, 1857-1859;  IV. Family letters, Miscellaneous, 1858-1861; V. Miscellaneous Items, also includes Henry L. Lowe letter in the Mexican War; 10 items

Biographical Sketch: Dent, a Maryland native, practiced law in Eufaula, Alabama from 1856-1861. He enlisted in the Eufaula Rifles and became adjutant of the 1st Alabama Infantry in 1861. In April 1862, he joined the newly-formed Robertson's Battery, later called Dent's Battery when he became its captain in 1863. After the war, he returned to Eufaula, where he entered business and practiced law.


SERIES 1: LETTERS - STOUTON HUBERT DENT; 1860-65


SERIES II. LETTERS -- ANNA BEALL YOUNG DENT (Mrs. S.H. Dent) 1861-1863


SERIES III:   LETTERS -- S.W. DENT [father of S.H. Dent]; 1857-1859


SERIES IV:  FAMILY LETTERS; 1858-1861
 


SERIES V:  MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS


 

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