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William Styer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3107

This collection houses a letter from William Styer to his wife Susanah dated April 2, 1863 and sent from Fort Pickering, Tennessee. Styer sends his greetings to his family, discusses a smallpox outbreak in camp, relates news of Union victories, and sees hope that the war will end soon due to poor Confederate morale.

Dates

  • 1863 April 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 a letter from William Styer to his wife Susanah dated April 2, 1863 and sent from Fort Pickering, Tennessee. Styer sends his greetings to his family, discusses a smallpox outbreak in camp, relates news of Union victories, and sees hope that the war will end soon due to poor Confederate morale.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Styer was born in about 1834 in Ohio. He settled in Kokomo (Howard County) Indiana, where he married Susanah Defabaugh on May 4, 1858. Styer enlisted as a Second Lieutenant in Company D of the Indiana 89th Regiment on August 9, 1862 and resigned on October 20, 1863. After leaving the military he returned to Kokomo, where he lived until his death on February 8, 1890.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single oversize folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections on March 31, 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