Amos Guthrie Letter
This collection contains a letter from Amos Guthrie to his father in New Rumley Township, Ohio written while Guthrie was stationed in Knoxville, Tennessee. Guthrie attacks Copperheads and specifically complains of New Rumley Township's history of voting for Copperhead officials. Guthrie recounts seeing General Scholfield, saying his hair is already tinged with grey although he is only 35 years old. He goes on to describe the dwindling Union forces in Knoxville as they go home of furlough. He also gives a rather detailed account about washday and the condition of his socks.
- 1864 March 30
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This collection contains a letter written by Amos Guthrie to his father in New Rumley Township, Ohio. Guthrie was stationed in Knoxville, Tennessee. He attacks Copperheads and gives a rather detailed account about washday and the condition of his socks.
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 one folder.
The Special Collections Library purchased this collection in June 2006.