Thomas Wasson Letter
In this letter to his sister Mariette Hutchins in Berlin, Michigan, Thomas Wasson writes mostly of camp life and the much warmer temperatures in Tennessee as compared to Michigan. He also mentions a rumor that the Confederate General Wheeler is heading towards Franklin, Tennessee with heavy cavalry by way of Carter Station, Tennessee. He says his regiment is ready, as they are still eight hundred men strong and well armed.
- 1864 August 30
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This collection consists of a letter written by Union Soldier Thomas Wasson to his sister Mariette Hutchins of Berlin, Michigan. The letter is dated August 30, 1864 and was written from Wasson's camp in Franklin, Tennessee.
Thomas Wasson was born in about 1843 in Michigan. He enlisted in Company C of the Second Michigan Cavalry Regiment as a Private in 1861. He was promoted to Corporal in February of 1863 and to Sergeant on January 5, 1865. He mustered out in Macon, Georgia, on August 17, 1865. After the war, Wasson returned to Berlin, Michigan. He later moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he married Annie Patton sometime between 1877 and 1883. Wasson died sometime between 1890 and 1900.
Collection consists of a single folder.
The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this collection on June 9, 2006.