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Ella Crenshaw Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2961

This collection consists of a letter written by Ella Crenshaw of Marion, Tennessee, to her grandmother, Evalina A. Crenshaw, in Hartsville, Tennessee, on August 3, 1862. In the letter, Ella discusses the conditions of the soldier's hospital on Lookout Mountain, where her father is a surgeon. She also mentions a cousin named Porterfield who was killed by lightning about six weeks ago in his tent near Richmond. The letter also has a note from Ella's father, Edmore, who writes that Uncle Porterfield is distressed about his son's death, saying, "He seems much concerned about Christian religion."

Dates

  • 1862 August 3

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 letter written by Ella Crenshaw of Marion, Tennessee, to her grandmother, Evalina A. Crenshaw, in Hartsville, Tennessee, on August 3, 1862.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available.

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