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David A. Moulton Letter

Identifier: MS-2795

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The collection contains a letter dated February 19, 1864 written from Knoxville, Tennessee. The letter is written by David A. Moulton to mother Miriam S. Moulton in Hampton, New Hampshire. He mentions a recent battle with Lieutenant General Longstreet of the Confederate Army. He states that "Old Longstreet hates to leave east Tennessee last week our cavalry had a fight with him and whipped him took some prisoners and two pieces of artillery. . . Longstreet might as well leave the state for if he could not take noxville before he cannot now it is fortified very strong."


  • 1864 February 19

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This letter dated February 19, 1864, was written by David A. Moulton, a Union solider and a private in the 11th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry. He was stationed at a camp near Knoxville, Tennessee and writes to his mother Miriam S. Moulton in Hampton, New Hampshire. He expresses to her thanks and gives some information about a scrimmage victory over Confederate Army leader Lieutenant General Longstreet in early February 1864.

Biographical/Historical Note

David A. Moulton, originally from Hampton, New Hampshire, was a private in the 11th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry. The Regiment was organize September 2, 1862 and mustered out June 4, 1865. This infantry was stationed near Knoxville, Tennessee from October, 1863 to March, 1964.


Collection consists of 1 folder.

Acquisition Note

The collection was purchased April 6, 2006.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA