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Asa M. Weston Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2965

In this letter to his sister, Asa M. Weston discusses being close to Knoxville and President Lincoln's call for more draftees. He also speaks of how honored he feels to fight in the war, saying, "What a privilege to fight in such a blessed cause...The prospect for ending the war is glorious.." He also mentions religion, telling his sister that "I have been a firm believer in truth of divine revelation & of the religion of Jesus Christ."

Interested researchers may also wish to consult MS.2861: Asa M. Weston Letter, 1864 May 26.

Dates

  • 1864 February 18

Conditions Governing Access

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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

In this letter to his sister, Asa M. Weston discusses being close to Knoxville and President Lincoln's call for more draftees.

Biographical/Historical Note

Asa M. Weston was born to Asa and Thankful Robbins Weston on September 24, 1836 in Ohio. He enlisted in Company K of the 50th Ohio Volunteer Infantry as a Sergeant on August 11, 1862. He was promoted to Sergeant Major on March 4, 1865 and again to Second Lieutenant on April 22, 1865. After the war ended, Weston moved to Illinois and married Julia E. Pardee in about 1868. The couple had one child, Nell, born in about 1869. The family later lived in Pennsylvania and Indiana. Weston died on November 11, 1902.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by the Special Collections Library.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480