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David W. Humphrey Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3105

This collection houses two letters from David Humphrey (signed D. W. H.) to Julia written from Union Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 26 and December 17 of 1862. The letters discuss life in camp, General Rosecrans' good performance, family news, news of the war in Tennessee and Virginia, food being sent by the family to camp, Humphrey's desire to return home, and his love for Julia.

Dates

  • 1862 November 26, December 17

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 two letters from David Humphrey (signed D. W. H.) to Julia written from Union Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 26 and December 17 of 1862. The letters discuss life in camp, General Rosecrans' good performance, family news, news of the war in Tennessee and Virginia, food being sent by the family to camp, Humphrey's desire to return home, and his love for Julia.

Biographical/Historical Note

David Wilson Humphrey was born on September 6, 1843. He enlisted in company H of the 78th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment on October 12, 1861 and was promoted to Corporal on December 17, 1863. He mustered out on November 4, 1864 and died on July 16, 1871.

Humphrey married Julia Ann Studebaker (1845-1913) in about 1865 and the couple had at least two children. After his death, Julia married Andrew A. Allison in 1878.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single oversize folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee purchased this collection.

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