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Job Barnard Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3121

This collection contains a letter from Job Barnard to Flora Putnam, written from La Vergne, Tennessee on May 30, 1864. In it, he discusses his work on monthly reports to the War Department and singing for a sick Sergt. Henseley of Co H. Barnard also describes meeting local families and conversing with one woman about southern girls versus Yankee girls. He also talks about ladies who seem to like him or think he likes them.

Dates

  • 1864 May 30

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains a letter from Job Barnard to Flora Putnam, written from La Vergne, Tennessee on May 30, 1864. In it, he discusses his work on monthly reports to the War Department and singing for a sick Sergt. Henseley of Co H. Barnard also describes meeting local families and conversing with one woman about southern girls versus Yankee girls. He also talks about ladies who seem to like him or think he likes them.

Biographical/Historical Note

Judge Job Barnard (1844-1923) enlisted into Company K of the 73rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry. By the end of the Civil War (having attained the rank of sergeant and with all other officers having been imprisoned) he commanded his company, which fought with the Army of the Cumberland in Tennessee and Kentucky. Barnard graduated in 1867 from the University of Michigan in the study of law, and forty years later the university gave him an honorary LL. D.

Barnard married Florence (Flora) Putnam on September 25, 1867, and moved to practice law with Elisha Field and his brother Milton in Crown Point, Indiana. There he also served as town clerk, marshal, and city treasurer. In 1873, he moved to Washington, D.C. as assistant clerk in the city's Supreme Court under Chief Justice David K. Carter. He partnered with James S. Edwards in 1876 to practice law. In 1899, President William McKinley appointed him associate justice for the Supreme Court of the District of Columbia, from which position he retired in 1914. He died on February 28, 1923, and was interred at Arlington National Cemetery.

Arrangement

Collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection purchased by UTK Special Collections Library in November 2006.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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