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Joseph A. Anthony Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2962

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."

Dates

  • 1861 June 5

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 from Captain Joseph A. Anthony of the 7th Tennessee Infantry to his mother written on June 6, 1861, from camp Trousdale, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

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