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Thomas Griffin Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2963

This collection consists of a letter from Private Thomas Griffin, then serving with Company I of the 8th Indiana Cavalry, written from Camp Shiloh to his wife on April 23, 1862. In it, Griffin writes that his captain has a bet that "we will be home in three. I almost hope he will win that bet." He also writes that he is shipping home three Union Army overcoats and two Secesh Bowie knives captured from the Shiloh battlefield, one of which has the name J. J. Fowler marked into the handle.

Dates

  • 1862 April 23

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 Private Thomas Griffin, then serving with Company I of the 8th Indiana Cavalry, written from Camp Shiloh to his wife on April 23, 1862.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas Griffin mustered into Company I of the 8th Indiana Cavalry on November 22, 1861. He was killed at Stones River, Tennessee, on December 31, 1862.

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