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Orlando C. Geer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2877

Orlando C. Geer wrote this letter to his sister Hattie from Lavergne, Tennessee on March 15, 1863. In it, he discusses his responsibilities, his feelings about provisioning, the weather, and his health. He also thanks her for her previous letters.

Dates

  • 1863 March 15

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

Orlando C. Geer wrote this letter to his sister Hattie from Lavergne, Tennessee on March 15, 1863. In it, he discusses his responsibilities, his feelings about provisioning, the weather, and his health. He also thanks her for her previous letters.

Biographical/Historical Note

Orlando Comstock Geer was born to Alexander Hamilton and Cordelia (Comstock) Geer in Maumee, Ohio on October 22, 1840. He was the oldest of three children, including Amos Wight (1843-1900) and Harriet Cordelia (Geer) Church (1848-1936). When the Civil War broke out, Orlando Geer enlisted in Company A of the 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a Corporal. This unit participated in the siege of Corinth, Mississippi, the Tullahoma Campaign, the occupation of Middle Tennessee, the Chickamauga Campaign, the Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign, and the Atlanta Campaign. Geer was promoted to Sergeant on May 21, 1865 and mustered out on July 11, 1865. He returned to Lucas County after the war, where he lived until his death in Maumee on February 9, 1927.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter in June of 2006.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may also wish to consult:

Missing Title

  1. MS.2859: Orlando C. Geer Letter, 1863 July 15
  2. MS.2947: Orlando C. Geer Letter, 1862 March 9
  3. MS.2967: Orlando C. Geer Letter, 1864 March 27
  4. MS.2970: Orlando C. Geer Letter, 1863 May 1
  5. MS.2971: Orlando C. Geer Letter, 1862 June 13

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