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Edward Lynn Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2848

This letter was written on December 25-27, 1863, in Blains Cross Roads, Tenn., by Assistant Surgeon Edward Lynn of the 65th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, to his sister. In the letter, Lynn relates the movements of his regiment during the Siege of Knoxville and the events of the Battle of Fort Sanders in late November and early December 1863. Lynn also writes of becoming acquainted with Parson William Brownlow and his family and tells of visiting the Brownlow’s home and his plans to again publish his newspaper.

Dates

  • 1863 December 25-27

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 letter was written on December 25-27, 1863, in Blains Cross Roads, Tenn., by Assistant Surgeon Edward Lynn of the 65th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, to his sister. In the letter, Lynn writes of the Siege of Knoxville and the Battle of Fort Sanders, as well as on meeting Parson William Brownlow.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Lynn enlisted in the Civil War as an assistant surgeon on April 15, 1863, and was commissioned to the 65th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. He was discharged on April 9, 1865.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Purchased by Special Collections September 26, 2006.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480