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John W. Bishop Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2902

This brief letter by Union Soldier John W. Bishop was written to his friend Samuel Murphy of Franklin, Ohio on November 27, 1864. Bishop relates the difficulty of being in the enemy's homeland. He was stationed in Tullahoma, Tennessee at the writing of his letter.

Dates

  • 1864 November 27

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This brief letter by Union Soldier John W. Bishop was written to his friend Samuel Murphy of Franklin, Ohio on November 27, 1864. Bishop relates the difficulty of being in the enemy's homeland. He was stationed in Tullahoma, Tennessee at the writing of his letter.

Biographical/Historical Note

John W. Bishop enlisted in the 178th Ohio on September 13, 1864. The 178th is known for the Movement of the Carolinas where the Union Army triumphed over the Army of the South's General Johnston; leading to the occupation of the key cities Kingston, Tennessee and Raleigh, North Carolina. John Bishop was mustered out soon after on June 29, 1865.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder

Acquisition Note

Purchased by special collections on 2006 June 8

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