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Ephraim Tuttle Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0044

In this letter to his parents, Owen and Permelia (Cooper) Tuttle, Corporal Ephraim Tuttle discusses the Battle of Fort Sanders. He includes descriptions of Confederate casualties, estimating that the Confederate forces lost about 360 soldiers with approximately the same number taken prisoner. Tuttle goes on to detail skirmishes at Bean's Station, Blain's Crossroads, and Rockford and mentions the lack of supplies and struggles with commanding officers.

Dates

  • 1863 December 13

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this letter to his parents, Owen and Permelia (Cooper) Tuttle, Corporal Ephraim Tuttle discusses the Battle of Fort Sanders. He includes descriptions of Confederate casualties, estimating that the Confederate forces lost about 360 soldiers with approximately the same number taken prisoner. Tuttle goes on to detail skirmishes at Bean's Station, Blain's Crossroads, and Rockford and mentions the lack of supplies and struggles with commanding officers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Ephraim C. Tuttle was born to Owen (1807-1864) and Permelia (Cooper) Tuttle in Washington Township, Ohio in 1835. He mustered into Company F of the Ohio 45th Infantry on July 19, 1862. This regiment began its service in Ohio and Kentucky and later participated in the Knoxville Campaign, including the Battle of Fort Sanders (November 17-December 4, 1863) and skirmishes near Bean's Station (December 9-15, 1863) and Blain's Crossroads (December 10 and 14-15, 1863). It later participated in the Atlanta Campaign. Tuttle mustered out on May 22, 1865 in Madison, Indiana and died in Washington Township, Ohio on February 24, 1872.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this letter on 24 March 2009.

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