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Amos Guthrie Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2945

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.

Dates

  • 1864 March 30

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

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 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.

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 one folder.

Acquisition Note

The Special Collections Library purchased this collection in June 2006.

Related Archival Materials

Interested researchers may wish to consult:

Missing Title

  1. MS.2942: Amos Guthrie Letter, 1864 March 19
  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