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Robert M. Kepner Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1459

Robert Kepner wrote this letter to his sisters, Ellen and Mary, while he was stationed at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, during the Civil War. In it, he complains of being ill, thanks them for the books they sent, and informs them that he can buy books for 25 cents or just take them from the Rebel camps for free.

Dates

  • 1862 February 26

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

Robert Kepner wrote this letter to his sisters, Ellen and Mary, while he was stationed at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, during the Civil War. In it, he complains of being ill, thanks them for the books they sent, and informs them that he can buy books for 25 cents or just take them from the Rebel camps for free.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert M. Kepner was born to Samuel and Elizabeth (Hazlett) Kepner in Pennsylvania in 1838. He was one of at least four children, including James, Ellen Elizabeth (Kepner) Mead, and Mary M. (Kepner) Hench. During the Civil War, Kepner served as a Private with Company G of the 7th Iowa Infantry Regiment. After the war, Kepner married Mary Emily Feeter, and the couple had four children: Caroline May (Kepner) Clemson, Cora Isabel, Cora Belle, and Edith Leona. Robert Kepner died on October 28, 1929 in Marengo, Iowa.

Arrangement Note

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter in February of 1987.

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