Some Fain documents from the Civil War Era

Huldah Fain was the daughter of Ebenezer Fain and Elizabeth Roberts, granddaughter of David Fain and Rebecca Moore, great-granddaughter of Ebenezer Fain and Mary Mercer (Black).

Huldah Annie (Fain) Briant Papers, 1846-1888, Santa Luca (Gilmer County), Georgia.
The papers of Huldah A. Fain Briant feature courtship letters between Huldah and two Confederate Army soldiers, J. S. Slemmons and M. C. Briant, the latter of whom she married in 1864, to Slemmons’ consternation. The collection also includes letters of the Fain family and legal correspondence of Ebenezer Fain, Huldah A. Fain Briant’s father. The letters contain accounts of the Battle of Manassas, enthusiasm for the Confederacy in Texas, and refugee families from Georgia.
0056 Huldah Annie (Fain) Briant Papers, 1846-1888. 306 frames.
Major Topics: Diseases and disorders; Civil War; Confederate Army; war casualties;
courtship; education; farms and farmland.
Principal Correspondents: Ebenezer Fain; M. C. Briant; J. S. Slemmons; Stephen Lee;
J. M. Fain; A. G. Butts.

A Guide to the Micro film Edition of
Southern Women and Their Families in the 19th Centuries:
Papers and Diaries Series H,
Holdings of the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library.

Huldah Fain Papers, Southern Historical Collection, Univ. of NC, Chapel Hill, NC.

Briant, Huldah Annie (Fain).  Papers, 1846 (1861-1865) 1888. 118 items. Santa Luca (Gilmer County), GA. Legal correspondence of Ebenezer Fain and war correspondence of his daughter, Huldah A. (Fain) Briant, chiefly from M.C. Briant, whom she married in 1864. Included also are letters from other members of the family. The letters contain accounts of the Battle of Manassas, 1861; enthusiasm for the confederacy in Texas; impressment of a local Jew’s merchandise for the army by women; and refugee families from Georgia.

Civil War diary of Eliza Rhea Anderson Fain
Review and summary.

John N. Fain, ed. Sanctified Trial: The Diary of Eliza Rhea Anderson Fain, a Confederate Woman in East Tennessee. Voices of the Civil War Series. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2004.

November 26, 1863 – March 6, 1898
East Tennessee State University
Archives of Appalachia
Box 70295
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614
Fains in the Confederate Armies. See

East Tennessee State University
Archives of Appalachia
Box 70295
Johnson City, TN 37614-0138

Col. Richard G. Fain and the Tennessee 63rd Infantry
Tennessee Genealogical Magazine
Vol. 34, No.1 Spring, 1987

Copied by Mr. Brooke July 1986
This cemetery is located in Polk County about 1 mile south of Ducktown, TN up a road
200 yards from the intersection of U.S. Hwy 64 and TN Hwy 68. There is evidence of
about a dozen scattered graves, all unmarked except the following:
(Front): WILLIAM C. FAIN Capt., GA Vols, U.S. Army May 10, 1825 – April 6, 1864
(Reverse): (Masonic Emblem) Clayton Fain was charter member of Cherokee Lodge No.
148 AF & AM in Murphy Dec. 8, 1852. He was shot and killed by John P. Gatewood,
Confederate guerilla at Pittman’s Ferry on Ocoee River, site of present L&N Station,
Cooperhill [sic] Apr. 6, 1864. His widow got pension by special Act of Congress.

Daniel E. Sutherland.  Guerrillas, Unionists, and violence on the Confederate home front.
University of Arkansas Press, 1999;  250 pages


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