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Letter from George Morris at Camp Ella Bishop near Lexington, Ky., to his wife Rowena Morris, and letter to his parents, 1863 February 13

 File — Folder: 1, item: 2
From the Collection:

This collection contains three letters from George Morris to his wife Rowena and to his parents. The first, dated February 13, 1863 and addressed to his wife, mentions gaining weight, inquires if she received his pay, and discusses the price of lumber in Kentucky. Morris also wrote letter to his parents on the same sheet of paper discussing troop movements and rumors at home about him and about the war. The second letter, dated August 22, 1863 and addressed to Rowena, discusses troop movements, army pay and food, and the evils of debauchery, including whiskey and bad women. The third letter, dated July 11, 1864 and addressed to Rowena, details his position as a bridge guard.

Dates

  • 1863 February 13

Conditions Governing Access

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Extent

From the Collection: 0.1 Linear Feet

Repository Details

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

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480