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John Shrady Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1436

Letters written by Dr. John Shrady (in a very clear hand) to his wife, Jeannie (Sammis) Shrady, while serving as a surgeon with the 2nd Tennessee Infantry Division during the Civil War. Of particular interest are the letters from July 29, 1863 (which tells of a Rebel massacre near Myandotte'sville, Virginia some time in the past) and September 28, 1864 (which discusses difficulties with mustering out and getting paid and mentions W. G. Brownlow in passing).

Dates

  • 1862 May 17-1864 October 8

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

Letters written by Dr. John Shrady (in a very clear hand) to his wife, Jeannie (Sammis) Shrady, while serving as a surgeon with the 2nd Tennessee Infantry Division during the Civil War. Of particular interest are the letters from July 29, 1863 (which tells of a Rebel massacre near Myandotte'sville, Virginia some time in the past) and September 28, 1864 (which discusses difficulties with mustering out and getting paid and mentions W. G. Brownlow in passing).

Biographical/Historical Note

John Shrady was born on March 13, 1830, in New York City. He graduated from Columbia University in 1849 and from the College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1861. He married Jeannie Lockhart Sammis (1838-1884) in 1860, and the couple had four children (Margaret Frances (Shrady) Graham, John Eliot, Arthur Melville, and Jeannie Lockhart (Shrady) Buxton). Beginning in late 1863, during the American Civil War, John Shrady served as a surgeon with the 2nd Tennessee Infantry Division in Clinton, Tennessee, eventually coming to be the surgeon in charge of the Holston USA General Hospital near Knoxville, Tennessee. After he was mustered out on October 8, 1864, he returned to New York where he practiced as a surgeon, edited the New York Medical Register, wrote several books, and participated in many medical societies. He died on November 11, 1914 in Connecticut.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder. Letters are arranged chronologically.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased these letters in December of 1987.

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