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Amos Guthrie Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2942

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.

Dates

  • 1864 March 19

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this collection in June of 2006.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult:

Missing Title

  1. MS.2945: Amos Guthrie Letter, 1864 March 30
  2. MS.2946: Amos Guthrie Letter, 1864 July 14
  3. MS.3171: Amos Guthrie Letters, 1864 April 9-29

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480