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Orlando T. Hanks Reminiscences

Identifier: A-0052

Scope and Contents

Original handwritten and typescript account of the experiences of Col. B. F. Benton's Company of Hood's Brigade during the Civil War, 1861-1865. Written from memory circa 1914-1915. Includes biographical material on the Hanks family.


  • Creation: 1861-1865
  • Creation: Donated in 1930


Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research

Biographical or Historical Information

Orlando Thacker Hanks (1844-1926) married Susan Pernella Thacker, Nov. 24, 1872 and their union produced nine children. Hanks fought with Company K, Captain B. F. Benton's Company, 1st Texas Infantry Hood's Texas Brigade during the Civil War. His reminiscences have been published in A Yellow Rose in Old Dominion: the Civil War Reminisc[enc]es of Orlando T. Hanks, by Jonathan D. Hood, and History of Captain B. F. Benton's Company, Hood's Texas Brigade, 1861-1865, published by Morrison Books, Austin, 1984.

(Hanks, O. T. History of Captain B. F. Benton's Company, Hood's Texas Brigade, 1861-1865. Austin, Texas: Morrison Books, 1884; Baber, Adin. The Hanks Family of Virginia and Westward. Danville, IL: Interstate Printers and Publishers, 1965).


0.20 Cubic Feet


The collection consists of two items described in one folder and contained in one clamshell box. This box was consolidated into a single banker's box. The original folder numbering remains in place. There are four other collections in the banker's box.

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Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository