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B. Dufield Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3108

In this letter to John Lellyett, Treasury Agent Benjamin Dufield reports that Federal troops have been confiscating cotton without orders from the Treasury Department even though the region they are working in is not pro-Confederate. Dufield also expresses his hope that higher officials will take action to correct the problem.

Dates

  • 1863 August 8

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

In this letter to John Lellyett, Treasury Agent Benjamin Dufield reports that Federal troops have been confiscating cotton without orders from the Treasury Department even though the region they are working in is not pro-Confederate. Dufield also expresses his hope that higher officials will take action to correct the problem.

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Dufield was born on July 4, 1812 in Virginia. He married Mary Elizabeth Lewis (1825-1888) in 1848, and the couple had at least two children. Dufield served as a Treasury Agent in East Tennessee during the Civil War and died in Winchester, Tennessee on December 12, 1888.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter on March 2, 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