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Edgar H. Arthurs Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2948

This collection contains two letters from Edgar Arthurs, one to his sister and one to his brother. Both letters were written from Columbia, Tennessee, while his unit was marching from Nashville, Tennessee to Athens, Alabama. Arthurs speaks of the nisecountry. He reports that the soldiers had no problem getting forage, having plenty of melons and apples. He seems to think his regiment have left Nashville this time for good.

Dates

  • 1863 August 28

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 two letters from Edgar Arthurs, one to his sister and one to his brother. The letters were both written from Columbia, Tennessee, while his unit was marching from Nashville, Tennessee to Athens, Alabama.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edgar H. Arthurs was born to James and Rebecca Arthurs in Ohio in about 1862. There were three other children in the family: James (born about 1837), Mary Jane (born about 1841), and Melissa (born about 1844). Edgar Arthurs enlisted in Company E of the 52nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on August 11, 1862. He served in Kentucky and Tennessee before dying of disease in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on September 23, 1863.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

The Special Collections Library purchased this collection in June 2006.

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