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Harrell family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS0128
Overview Manuscript autobiographies of William Bernard Harrell (1823-1906), songwriter, physician, and Baptist minister, and of his son, William Peyton Harrell (b. 1868), a conductor on the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and a bank clerk in Norfolk, Va. Among other topics, the elder Harrell describes the Nat Turner-led slave insurrection, his tour of duty at a Confederate hospital in Virginia, and the composition of his most famous song, "Ho! For Carolina."

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