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William R. Lacy Letter, 1861 November 14

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
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The 6th Tennessee Infantry Regiment, under the command of Col. William H. Stephens, was in a reserve position with other units in or near Columbus, Kentucky in November 1861. Lieutenant William R. Lacy served in this regiment. This letter is a reply to his cousin, Amarila Lemons. He describes the rules and conditions placed on a soldier in the areas of Belmont, Missouri and Columbus, Kentucky. There were fourteen desertions in his company. Lacy considers Major General Gideon J. Pillow's service to the Confederacy as praiseworthy for his management of the battles that resulted in victory for the Confederacy at Belmont, Missouri on November 7, 1861. The letter includes an explanation of the treatment of prisoners. Lacy speaks of the wounded and the Union dead. He adds that a cousin, Thomas Lacy resigned and became a Captain of a company at Union City.


  • 1861 November 14

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Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA