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Christopher Grigg Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2966

In this letter to his wife (Elizabeth), son (Caleb), and daughter (Marietta Hester), Christopher Grigg describes his regiment's location, reports on his health, mentions the food available to his unit, and tells of meeting one of his mother's friends from primary school. He also inquires about life at home and warns his son to be careful when reading his books.

Dates

  • 1863 April 13

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 wife (Elizabeth), son (Caleb), and daughter (Marietta Hester), Christopher Grigg describes his regiment's location, reports on his health, mentions the food available to his unit, and tells of meeting one of his mother's friends from primary school. He also inquires about life at home and warns his son to be careful when reading his books.

Biographical/Historical Note

Christopher Grigg was born to Burwell and Malinda (O'Neill) Grigg in North Carolina on April 13, 1822. He married Elizabeth S. Beam (1817-1897), and the couple had at least four children: Agnes (born about 1847), Phillip (born about 1859), Caleb (born 1851), and Marietta Hester (Grigg) Matheny (1861-1931). The family had moved to Alabama by 1860 and Christopher Grigg served with Company H of the 9th Alabama Cavalry during the Civil War. When the war ended, he returned to his family in Alabama. Grigg died on April 16, 1881 and is buried in the Mt. Moriah Community Church Cemetery in Marshall, Alabama.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter in June of 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