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B256: Papers of Mrs. Ada Byron Haynes, 1861-1898 (bulk 1861-1864)

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Identifier: A0286-00281

Title: B256: Papers of Mrs. Ada Byron Haynes, 1861-1898 (bulk 1861-1864)


Mrs. Ada Byron Haynes was born in Dublin, Ireland, ca. 1834, the daughter of Aubrey C. Byron and Kate Blennerhassett. During the Civil War Mrs. Haynes aided Confederate prisoners. She was imprisoned for her Southern sympathies, and was banished to the South and later to New York.

Collection consists primarily of correspondence relating to Mrs. Haynes and the aid she provided to Confederate prisoners. Includes letter of A. O'Sullivan to brother Foster, dated St. Louis, December 18, 1861, informing him that Aubrey Howard was injured; W.J. Fry's reminiscences of an expedition of the steamboat J.C. Swon from St. Louis to Cape Girardeau in June 1861, dated January 15, 1898; list of boats burnt and sunk on the Yazoo River in 1862; letter of prisoner H. [Harvey] W. Salmon to Mrs. Haynes, dated McDowell College, February 2, 1862; letter of J. Isaac Jones to Mrs. Haynes, dated St. Louis, February 25, 1862, seeking assistance in joining General Price’s army; two letters of P.S. Sandidge to Mrs. Haynes, dated Alton Military Prison, March 6, 1862, and Cambridge, Saline County, Mo., March 21, 1862; three letters of W.L. McConnico to his niece Ada Haynes, dated Fort Warren, Mass., May to July 1862 (letter dated May 1, 1862, extends his sympathy regarding the death of her sister Agnes Howard; and letter dated July 13, 1862, mentions football games played by the prisoners); letter of C.B. Alexander to cousin Ada Haynes, dated Fort Warren, June 1, 1862, discusses prison conditions and prisoner exchanges; letter of Caleb Dorsey to cousin, dated Fort Warren, July 13, 1862, discusses prison conditions, prisoner exchanges, and football games played by prisoners; letter of Thomas B. Sheridan to Mrs. Catherine A. Howard, dated Johnson’s Island, November 17, 1864; and a tax receipt of A.C. Howard, Lafayette County, Ark., dated December 5, 1864.


Place: United States
St Louis

Dates: 1861-1898

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Haynes, Ada Byron, ca. 1834-

Subjects: Civil War, 1861-1865
Yazoo River (Miss.)
Prisoners of war


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