J. K. Knopp Letter
In this letter written from Chickamauga by James K. Knopp to his cousin James H. Knopp of Castalia, Ohio, Knopp writes that he is doing well and considering applying for a Christmas furlough. He speaks of his extreme debt to creditors and the necessity of taking in other soldier's washing for extra money. He tells of suffering from the bloody flucksor dysentary for several weeks and mentions that several of his fellow soldiers are suffering continually from the same affliction. He comments on the foul disposition and neediness of his wife Mary Elisa, but asks after several other ladies back at home. He ends the letter by asking his cousin to keep what was said to himself.
- 1864 November 13
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This letter was written by Union soldier James K. Knopp on November 13, 1864 to his cousin James H. Knopp of Castalia, Ohio. Knopp, stationed at Chickamauga, writes of his possible furlough for Christmas and of the necessity of continuing to work to pay off his debts.
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Collection consists of one folder.
Purchased by Special Collections on 2006 June 8
Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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