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Thomas A. Walker Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3106

This collection houses one letter from Captain Thomas A. Walker, superintendent of the Memphis branch of the Freedman's Bureau, to Captain C. H. H. Clark. Walker answers an accusation that black troops in his district have been engaging in brutality and robbery, giving evidence of their innocence.

Dates

  • 1864 May 2

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 houses one letter from Captain Thomas A. Walker, superintendent of the Memphis branch of the Freedman's Bureau, to Captain C. H. H. Clark. Walker answers an accusation that black troops in his district have been engaging in brutality and robbery, giving evidence of their innocence.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas A. Walker was a captain in the United States Colored Infantry, 63rd Regiment. He was superintendent of the West Tennessee branch of the Freedmen's Bureau, an organization that aided freed slaves during and after the Civil War.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single oversize folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections on February 20, 2007.

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