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Ira Fayette Pettibone Chaplain Report

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2959

This collection consists of a report written by Chaplain Ira Fayette Pettibone, then serving with the 74th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers, in Chattanooga on November 1, 1864. Addressing an unnamed General, Pettibone writes of his Unit's activities during October 1864. He describes a train accident (caused by a flood) that killed a surgeon, a private, and injured several others. He also mentions troop movements at the Chickamauga Battlefield and at Lookout Mountain.

Dates

  • 1864 November 1

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 consists of a report written by Chaplain Ira Fayette Pettibone, then serving with the 74th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers, in Chattanooga on November 1, 1864.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ira Fayette Pettibone was born in Stockholm, New York, on March 24, 1824. He graduated from Union College in 1849 and from Andover Theological Seminary in 1854. In 1855, he began working as a missionary in Turkey, and was later sent to a number of other locations in Asia Minor. He returned to America in 1864, at which time he enlisted in the 74th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers as a Chaplain. He mustered out on June 10, 1865 and returned to his religious work. He died on March 31, 1897 and was buried with his parents in Rockton, Illinois.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Purchased by Special Collections August 30, 2006.

Repository Details

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

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