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Henry Elliott Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2880

Henry Elliott's letters consist of commentaries on his financial situation, reports of troop movements, and his overall status in his particular Regiment. Elliott writes to various friends and family members including his sister, brother, and his parents, wherein he details his interactions and engagements with the rebels in Tennessee. He also explains in detail the hardships of his soldierly life during the Civil War. The letters date from December of 1863 to April of 1864.

Dates

  • 1863 December-1864 April

Conditions Governing Access

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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

Henry Elliott's letters consist of commentaries on his financial situation, reports of troop movements, and his overall status in his particular Regiment. Elliott, a soldier in the 65th Ohio, writes to various friends and family members including his sister, brother, and his parents, wherein he details his interactions and engagements with the rebels in Tennessee. He also explains in detail the hardships of his soldierly life during the Civil War. The letters date from December of 1863 to April of 1864.

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Elliott, a member of the 65th Ohio Infantry, Company K, enlisted in November 1861 and was killed on May 14th, 1864 at Resaca, Georgia.

Arrangement

The collection consists of five letters.

Acquisition Note

Purchased by Special Collections June 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