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William H. Gripman Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2886

This Civil War letter written by Union soldier William H. Gripman to his friends describes the conditions in Chattanooga, where his regiment was stationed in 1865. The letter is dated March 1, 1865. He describes how bad the officers are and how they got rid of an officer that hung one of the boys up by his thumbs. Gripman writes that he is ready to say goodbye to Uncle Sam. He also writes that he has picked up the bad habits of smoking and stealing, which he claims he will quit once discharged. Gripman wants his mother to know that he is living well with the best of quarters, good beds, two blankets each, and a good bed sack.

Dates

  • 1865 March 1

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This Civil War letter written by Union soldier William H. Gripman to his friends describes the conditions in Chattanooga, where his regiment was stationed in 1865. The letter is dated March 1, 1865. He describes how bad the officers are and how they got rid of an officer that hung one of the boys up by his thumbs.

Biographical/Historical Note

William H. Gripman likely served in the 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery Regiment, which was stationed in Chattanooga, Tennessee from February to September of 1865.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this item on June 8, 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