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Hague Family Correspondence

 Collection — Container: Letters
Identifier: SC-027


The Hague Family correspondence consists of three letters written by various family members to William C. Hague, a soldier in the Union army during the Civil War. William's father James, his mother Sarah, and his sister Libbie each wrote one of the letters. They discuss their daily lives as residents of Baldwin City, Kansas, and the college being founded there in them.


  • Created: 1862-1864

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Biographical or Historical Information

William C. Hague was born in 1843 and served in New York's 14th Heavy Artillery Regiment, then in the Company L of the 6th Heavy Artillery Regiment, between 1862 and 1864. He was captured and died in Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia in June of 1864. Willim's parents, James and Sarah, were both born in England. They married and first settled in Connecticut, but later moved to Baldwin City, Kansas with their daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah. James worked as a farmer but also served as a Methodist Episopcal pastor for the Kansas Conference in Gardner. They are both buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Baldwin City, Kansas.

Note written by Sara DeCaro


1.00 folders

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Repository Details

Part of the Baker University and Kansas United Methodist Archives Repository

518 8th Street
PO Box 65
Baldwin City KS 66006 US