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Henry B. Wetzell Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2782

The Henry B. Wetzell Correspondence consists of two letters written to his father while enlisted as a soldier in the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. In the first letter, dated January 17, 1863, from Strawberry Plains, Tenn., Wetzell mentions their pursuit of Longstreet, the 2nd U. S. Artillery in Knoxville, Tenn. and a transfer from the 51st Pa. to the 11th NHV. Wetzell also discusses his decision not to re-enlist. In the second letter, dated September 25, 1866, Wetzell mentions how he is getting his specimens and circulars ready. An envelope addressed to Mr. Aaron Wetzell in Slifer, P. A. is also included.

Dates

  • 1863, 1866

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

The Henry B. Wetzell Correspondence consists of two letters written to his father while enlisted as a soldier in the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. In the first letter, dated January 17, 1863, from Strawberry Plains, Tenn., Wetzell mentions their pursuit of Longstreet, the 2nd U. S. Artillery in Knoxville, Tenn. and a transfer from the 51st Pa. to the 11th NHV. Wetzell also discusses his decision not to re-enlist. In the second letter, dated September 25, 1866, Wetzell mentions how he is getting his specimens and circulars ready. An envelope addressed to Mr. Aaron Wetzell in Slifer, P. A. is also included.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry B. Wetzell enlisted as a corporal in the Pennsylvania 51st Infantry on August 19, 1863. He mustered into H company and was discharged on May 15, 1865.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The Wetzell correspondence was purchased by the Special Collections Library on February 27, 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