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Morse, Hattie M. (Harriet M.), 1838-1892


Biographical Note

Harriet M. Lord, known as Hattie, was born December 25, 1838 in Richmond, VT and was married to Union soldier John Morse. Merritt and Hattie's marriage date is unknown. They had two children between 1861 and 1870, and adopted a third in 1873. Hattie Morse died December 16, 1892 in Lancaster, New Hampshire.

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Hattie M. and Merritt Morse papers

Abstract Papers document a 19th-century New Hampshire family during the American Civil War. Merritt Morse shared his experiences and perspectives as a U.S. Signal Corpsman in the Union Army in South Carolina, the Sea Islands, and Virginia, as well as an ad hoc minister to formerly enslaved Black communities on the islands, through correspondence home to his wife Hattie. The papers also contain a smaller number of letters to Hattie from her family. Additional materials include carte de visite...
Restrictions on Access

Collection is open for research; a portion is available digitally.

Dates: 1858-1865; Majority of material found within 1863-1865