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Civil War Soldier's Letter Written Near Savannah, Tenn.

Identifier: MS-2389

  • Staff Only

This collection contains a single letter written by a Civil War solider to his wife, dated April 14th, 1862. He was camped near Savannah, Tennessee. He had no direct involvement in the Battle of Shiloh (April 6-7), though he reports a little on the casualties, citing that we were only in hearing distance but saw the wounded by thousands. He goes on to reference the deaths of those in other companies. Most of the letter is concerned with the soldier's requests about personal matters and questions about his family at home.


  • 1862 April 14

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This collection contains a single letter written by a Civil War solider in Savannah, Tennessee, to his wife, dated April 14th, 1862. Although he did not fight at Shiloh, he reports on the casualties.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.


Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections in October 2003.

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