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Asa M. Weston Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2861

This collection consists of one letter from Asa M. Weston, of the 50th Ohio Infantry, Company K, to his sister, written in Cleveland, Tenn., on May 26, 1864. In the letter, Weston writes that he has been left in Cleveland to take charge of baggage while the rest of his regiment is in Georgia with Sherman's army. Weston tells of trading his rations for board and describes Cleveland as being a pretty town for a southern one. Weston also states that Lincoln needs to call out more men and reinforce Grant, so that in spite of everything Richmond can be taken.

Dates

  • 1864 May 26

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 May 26, 1864, letter is from Asa M. Weston, of the 50th Ohio Infantry, Company K, written in Cleveland, Tenn., to his sister. In the letter, Weston writes that he has been left in Cleveland to take charge of baggage while the rest of his regiment is in Georgia with Sherman's army.

Biographical/Historical Note

Asa M. Weston served in the 50th Ohio Infantry, Company K, 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, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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