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Phoebe Cross Letter

Identifier: MS-2863

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This collection consists of one letter from Phoebe Cross to her sister. Written on February 2, 1862, Cross describes her life and family in East Tennessee while her husband is at war, as well as relaying information about her husband and other family members enlisted in the Civil War. Cross mentions that -if the Federals ever take Fort Henry we are ruined for there are traitors from this very place, who have joined the enemy-


  • 1862 February 2

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0.1 Linear Feet


This February 2, 1862, letter is from Phoebe Cross to her sister. In the letter, Cross describes her life and family in East Tennessee while her husband is at war.

Biographical/Historical Note

No Biographical information is available.


Collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Purchased by Special Collections, June 6, 2006.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA