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Union Soldier's Letter regarding the Battle of Shiloh

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2662

This collection consists of a letter written by a Civil War Soldier, Nathan, to his sister on May 26, 1862. Writing from Columbia, Tenn., to his sister, Rachel Crawford, in Kansasville, Wis., he talks of past correspondence with his sister, and others. He tells of company positions in Tennessee. He writes about Pittsburgh Landing (Battle of Shiloh), and how many regiments lost all their field officers and many companies lost their commandants. He notes that he has heard that union forces under the command of Sheldon were driven back 4 miles at Corinth, and that his regiment may go there to help.

Nathan tells his sister that even though she cannot fight in the war, she can help by giving a few kind words to some soldiers. He especially mentions that soldiers under the command of Major General McClellan should be given a good word. He concludes the letter by talking about the local blooms of Columbia, Tenn., and noting that the wheat will soon be ready to cut.

Dates

  • 1862 May 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 the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of a letter written by a Civil War Soldier, Nathan, to his sister on May 26, 1862. The letter was sent from Columbia, Tenn. to Kansasville, Wis., and was addressed to Rachel Crawford. Nathan writes of past correspondence with his sister, and others. He also tells of some fighting he has heard coming from Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn. and Corinth, MS.

Biographical/Historical Note

Nathan was a member of the 1st regiment Wisconsin Volunteers, led by Major Bingham and General Buels.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in April 2004.

Repository Details

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

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