Amos Guthrie Letter
In this letter, Amos Guthrie shares his political opinions with his father. He is mostly concerned with Copperheads in his hometown, saying you say that Rumley township will stand a draft well it will be a good thing if only a certain kind would be taken that kind is a copperhead. Private Guthrie also promises to send his father a paper of old Parson Brownlow's [a prominent Knoxville Whig] maufacture. Guthrie also asks his father about family matters, including a lawsuit in which his father was embroiled.
- 1864 March 19
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This collection houses a letter from Civil War soldier Amos Guthrie, stationed in Knoxville, Tennessee, to his father in New Rumley Township, Ohio. It consists primarily of invectives against Copperheads.
Amos Guthrie was born to Samuel and Catherine Guthrie in New Rumley Township, Ohio in about 1844. He had two known siblings: Sarah (born about 1848) and Mary (born about 1861). He enlisted in the United States Signal Corps on December 22, 1863 and served in the Southeastern United States during the Civil War. Guthrie died in Chattanooga, Tennessee on August 4, 1864.
This collection consists of a single folder.
The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this collection in June of 2006.
Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA