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Charles Fox Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2763

In a letter dated July 27, 1862, Charles Fox, a soldier from Indiana, writes to his sister from camp within three miles of Winchester, Tenn. Fox tells his sister that he is very tired of the service and would give anything to get out of it. He complains of the actions of the commissioned officers and expresses his desire for a quick end to the war.

Dates

  • 1862 July 27

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In a letter dated July 27, 1862, Charles Fox, a soldier from Indiana, writes to his sister from camp within three miles of Winchester, Tenn. Fox tells his sister that he is very tired of the service and would give anything to get out of it. He complains of the actions of the commissioned officers and expresses his desire for a quick end to the war.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles Fox was likely a member of the 35th Regiment, Indiana Infantry. This regiment was organized at Indianapolis and mustered in on December 11, 1861. The regiment participated in Negley's Expedition to Chattanooga from May 28-June 15, 1862. After that, they served guard duty along the Memphis and Charleston railroad until August when they were dispatched to pursue Bragg through Kentucky. The 35th Indiana saw action in the Chattanooga Campaign, the seige of Atlanta, and the Battles of Franklin and Nashville. The regiment was mustered out on September 30, 1865.

Arrangement

This collection contains one item in one folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in February 2006.

Repository Details

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

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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