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Robert Neville Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2797

Robert Neville wrote this letter to his wife, Mary (Atkinson) Neville, while he was serving with Company E of the 103rd Ohio Infantry near Knoxville, Tennessee. He tells his wife that his health is good, describes the region's enthusiastic reception of Union Soldiers, and expounds upon his religious views.

Dates

  • 1863 September 17

Conditions Governing Access

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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

Robert Neville wrote this letter to his wife, Mary (Atkinson) Neville, while he was serving with Company E of the 103rd Ohio Infantry near Knoxville, Tennessee. He tells his wife that his health is good, describes the region's enthusiastic reception of Union Soldiers, and expounds upon his religious views.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Neville was born on July 5, 1832 in Leeds, England. He married Mary Ann Atkinson (1832-1899) and the couple had at least five children: Eva Jane (Neville) Bender (1860-1939), Everett (1867-1928), Ora L. (1870-), Luella (Neville) FitzSimon (1875-1960), and Alice (about 1877-). Robert Neville enlisted in Company E of the 103rd Ohio Infantry Regiment on September 16, 1862 and was promoted to full corporal on July 1, 1864. With this unit, Neville participated in the Siege of Knoxville and the Atlanta Campaign. Neville mustered out on June 12, 1865 in Raleigh, North Carolina and returned to his family in Ohio. He went on to work as a farmer in Mayfield, Ohio until his death on April 21, 1898.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter on April 6, 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