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William H. Blake Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2860

This collection contains one letter, written in 1862 at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., by William H. Blake, 3rd Iowa Volunteers, Company C, to his brother. The letter discusses events leading to the Battle of Shiloh, and the large number of troops gathered and the beautiful sight to see so many men all together. Blake also describes trees cut down by cannon balls and the sight of a dead soldier.

Dates

  • 1862

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, composed in 1862 at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., is written by William H. Blake, 3rd Iowa Volunteers, Company C, to his brother and discusses events leading to the Battle of Shiloh.

Biographical/Historical Note

William H. Blake served in the 3rd Iowa Volunteers, Company C, during the Civil War.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Purchased by Special Collections, July 13, 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