Hayhurst family letters

Hayhurst family letters

Dates: 1862-1865

Contains a compact disc with electronic transcriptions of Hayhurst family letters produced by Meyer, as well as edited printouts of the transcriptions.

  • Extent: 1 box
  • Creator: Hayhurst, Edward M., 1842-1923
  • Call Number: MSS 7928 Series 3
  • Repository: L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
  • Access Restrictions: Open for public research.
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Arranged in chronological order, separated into yearly units.
Conditions of Use
It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to publish material from the Edward M. Hayhurst family Civil War correspondence and papers must be obtained from the Supervisor of Reference Services and/or the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Board of Curators.
Preferred Citation
Hayhurst family letters; MSS 7928; Edward M. Hayhurst correspondence and other material; L. Tom Perry Special Collections; 19th Century Western & Mormon Manuscripts; 1130 Harold B. Lee Library; Brigham Young University; Provo, Utah 84602; http://sc.lib.byu.edu/
Subject Terms
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Family life; Meyer, Richard A., 1939-; Hayhurst, Edward M., 1842-1923; Hayhurst, Isaac W. (Isaac Wiggins), 1813-1899
Genre / Form
Letters; Typescripts; Compact discs
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Finding Aid Title
Hayhurst (Edward M.) correspondence and other material
Finding Aid Author
Amanda C. Crandall, Manuscripts Specialist
Finding Aid Creator
This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2016-02-22 12:41:03 -0700.
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Biographical Info:

Biographical History

Richard A. Meyer (born 1939) is a descendant of the Hayhurst family in California.

Biographical History

Edward M. Hayhurst (1842-1923) was a carpenter and joiner, and a soldier in the U.S. Civil War, serving in the 124th Ohio Volunteer Infantry from 1862 to 1865. Hayhurst married Ella Weeks in September 1870 and had two children.

Edward Miller Hayhurst was born on December 20, 1842, to Louisa W. Miller and Isaac Wiggins Hayhurst, a Baptist preacher and school master of Marlton, New Jersey. When of age, Hayhurst was trained as a carpenter and joiner.

On October 12, 1862, Hayhurst enlisted as a Private in the Union Army, and became a member of Company E of the 124th Ohio Volunteer Infantry for a term of three years. By the time of his discharge after the Civil War ended, Hayhurst had risen to Sergeant. He served as Head Quarters Clerk under General C. C. Gilbert, March to May 1863; as Color Bearer, August 1863 to May 1864; and as Company Clerk from about May 1863 to June 1864 (battle of Kennesaw Mountain), until he caught typhoid fever and spent the rest of the war recuperating from the resulting ulcers.

During the course of his active service, Hayhurst's unit was involved in campaigns at Thompson's Station, Spring Hill, Tullahoma, Knoxville (relieving Burnside's Army, under siege by Longstreet), Strawberry Plains, Dandridge, and Chattanooga, Tenn.; and at Chickamauga, Poe's Tavern, Lee and Gordon's Mills, Brown's Ferry, Ringgold, Orchard Knob, Missionary Ridge, Rocky Face Ridge/Dalton, Resaca, Adairsville, Kingston, Cassville, Dallas/New Hope Church, Allatoona Hills, Marietta, and Kenesaw Mountain, Georgia. Hayhurst was mustered out while in the hospital at Camp Dennison, Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 18, 1865.

He married Ella Evalina Weeks in Jackson, Kansas City, Missouri on September 18, 1870, and had two children, Paul and Miriam. During the course of his life (besides his time in the service), Hayhurst lived in Elyria, Ohio; Fredonia, New York; Boston, Massachussetts; Fayetteville, Arkansas; Waco, Texas; St. Joseph, Missouri; and Denver, Colorado. He died in Denver on February 2, 1923, and was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery in Wheatridge, Colorado.

Biographical History

Isaac W. Hayhurst (1813-1899) was a Baptist minister and school teacher in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Missouri.

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