Thomas Griffin Letter
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.
- 1862 April 23
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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.
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.
This collection consists of one folder.
Purchased by Special Collections, August 30, 2006.
Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA