Skip to main content

SCOUT

Special Collections Online at UT

Andrew J. Stephens Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2781

This collection consists of a single letter written by Stephens to Miss M. J. Brakebill of Knoxville, Tenn., on July 29, 1864. Postmarked from Loudon, Tenn. and written from Cumberland Gap, Tenn., the letter discusses the effect of the Civil War on Stephens. He argues that "this curesed war has deprived many a man of his life & caused thousands of invalids that their life wil [sic] be a misery to them the remainder of the dais [sic] whilst the men who caused the Rebellion to be brought on are not engaged in it. They are at hoome resting easy." He mentions that he believes that "E. Tenn. will be releaved [sic] in a short time."

Dates

  • 1864 July 29

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 single letter written by Stephens to Miss M. J. Brakebill of Knoxville, Tenn., on July 29, 1864. Postmarked from Loudon, Tenn. and written from Cumberland Gap, Tenn., the letter discusses the effect of the Civil War on Stephens. He mentions that he believes that "E. Tenn. will be releaved [sic] in a short time."

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew J. Stephens belonged to the 2nd North Carolina Mounted Infantry. Stephens enlisted as private and later became a 1st Lieutenant.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Purchased March 20, 2006

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