Edward Lynn Letter
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.
- 1863 December 25-27
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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.
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.
This collection consists of one folder.
Purchased by Special Collections September 26, 2006.