Joseph A. Anthony Letter
This collection consists of a letter from Captain Joseph A. Anthony of the 7th Tennessee Infantry to his mother written on June 6, 1861, from camp Trousdale, Tennessee. In the letter, Anthony describes camp life and complains about his subordinates, saying. "My lieutenants know nothing of their duties and consequently I have had everything to do." He also praises his men, stating, "We have encamped here about seven thousand men, stout able bodied fellows who are anxious for a fight and will do anything they are ordered."
- 1861 June 5
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This collection consists of a letter from Captain Joseph A. Anthony of the 7th Tennessee Infantry to his mother written on June 6, 1861, from camp Trousdale, Tennessee.
Joseph A. Anthony enlisted in Company I the 7th Tennessee Infantry (CSA) as a Captain in May of 1861. This unit was known as the Silver Spring Guards and was composed primarily of men from Wilson County, Tennessee. William E. Curd succeeded Anthony as Captain when the unit was reorganized in April of 1862. Anthony's individual fate is, unfortunately, unknown.
This collection consists of one folder.
Purchased by Special Collections, August 30, 2006.