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Object Name CLIPPING, NEWSPAPER --OBITUARY
Catalog Number NC-19500630.1
Collection CONFEDERATE MILITARY LEADERS COLLECTION
Date 1899
Scope & Content Henry Heth Papers: Obituaries

Physical Appearance: Newspaper clippings concerning Henry Heth's death on September 27, 1899 of Bright's disease in Washington, D. C. and his burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia on September 29, 1899. A photocopy of each is also available in the folder: a) [n. d., ca. June 12, 1900] - [unidentified clipping, but relates to the United States Military Academy and its "Annual Reunion"], pages 87-88 - "Henry Heth. No. 1368. Class of 1847. Died November [sic] 27, 1899, at Washington, D. C., aged 78" - reprint of obituary from "New York Times." b) September 27, 1899 - "The Evening Star" [Washington, D. C.] - clipping, "Death of Gen[eral] Henry Heth / Confederate Veteran Succumbs After an Illness of Nine Months / Remains to Be Conveyed to Richmond, Attended by Comrades for Interment" - obituary, includes genealogical information on Heth and Mrs. Heth (glued to heavy paperboard with several other clippings). c) [September 28, 1899] - ["New York Times"] - clipping, "Death List of a Day: Gen[eral] Henry Heth" obituary (glued to heavy paperboard with several other clippings). d) [October 8, 1899] - "News & Observer," Raleigh, North Carolina - clipping, "Gen[eral] Heth Loved Them. / He Never Forgot the Almost God-Like Heroism of Tar Heel Soldiers. / He Was Wont to Speak of their Heroism at Gettysburg and the Slaughter that Checked but Never Terrified Them." - obituary (glued to heavy paperboard with several other clippings). e) [November 14, 1902] - "The Washington [D. C.] Post" - clipping, "Case of Official Honesty. Confederate General True to Old Subordinate a Prisoner of War," letter from J. Fraise Richard relating a story praising Heth's honesty prior and during the war (glued to heavy paperboard with other clippings). f) [September 27, 1899] - ["The Washington (D. C.) Post"] - clipping, "Gen[eral] Henry Heth Dead / Veteran of Two Wars Passes Away This Morning / Leader of Brilliant Charges" - obituary (glued to heavy paperboard with other clippings). g) [September 28, 1899] - "The Washington [D. C.] Post" - clipping, "To Be Buried At Richmond / Services Over Gen[eral] Heth's Remains Will Be Held Here To-day" - obituary (glued to heavy paperboard with other clippings). h) [September 27, 1899] - "Richmond [VA] Times" - clipping, "Gen[eral] Henry Heth Has Passed Away / He Died This Morning in Washington, D. C. / Death Was Expected" - obituary, includes some genealogical information on Heth and his wife, Harriet Selden Heth (glued to heavy paperboard with other clippings). i) [September 29, 1899] - ["Richmond (VA) Times"] - clipping, "Tribute to Gen[eral] Heth. / An Old Comrade Tells of His Knightly Qualities," by author identified only as "F." - (two copies: one glued to heavy paperboard with other clippings and the other separate, placed in a clear view folder). j) [ca. October-December 1899] - [unidentified Richmond(?), Virginia newspaper] - clipping, "In Memory of Gen[eral] Heth /Resolutions of Respect Adopted by the Confederate Veterans' Association" (glued to heavy paperboard with other clippings). k) [September 28, 1899] - ["Richmond (VA) Times"] - clipping, "The Funeral of Gen[eral] Heth / The Exercises to be Held in Washington This Morning / Burial To Be In Richmond" - obituary, contains details concerning the deceased arrival in Richmond, to lie in state at the Capitol, and interment in Hollywood Cemetery (glued to white paper with other clippings). l) [September 30, 1899] - ["The Washington (D. C.) Post"] - clipping, "Veterans At His Bier / Last Honors Paid to Gen[eral] Heth at Richmond / Imposing Funeral Procession" (glued to white paper with other clippings). m) [September 29, 1899] - ["Richmond (VA) Dispatch"] - clipping, "Gen[eral] Heth's Funeral / The Body Will Be Interred In Hollywood This Afternoon. / In State In The Capitol. / Soldiers Guard the Remains of the Dead Confederate. / Military and Masonic Funeral." (glued to white paper with other clippings). n) [September 28, 1899] - ["Springfield Republican"] - clipping, untitled obituary (glued to white paper with other clippings). o) [December 22, 1899] - ["The Washington (D. C.) Post"] - clipping, "Mrs. Jefferson Davis' Gift. / Presents Communion Service to the Confederate Veterans' Home, at Richmond." - Varina Davis gives a communion service to the Veterans' Home in memory / honor of General Heth (separate, located in a clear view folder).
Archival History Formerly located in the MC 3 H-481e files. The Henry Heth Collection contains all the known correspondence and ephemera of Henry Heth (1825-1899), held in the Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library. Holdings include Heth's 1861 commission and his 1862 and 1863 appointments. Wartime materials focus on reports for 1863-1864, including ones on Gettysburg, Falling Waters, Bristoe, and Burgess Mill; telegrams for May - September 1864. Heth's Appomattox parole and his 1868 pardon signed by President Andrew Johnson are also of interest.
People Heth, Harriet Selden [Mrs. Henry]
Selden, Harriet
Subjects CML HENRY HETH COLLECTION