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Daniel Pontious Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3134

This collection houses a letter written by Daniel Pontious on June 13, 1865 from Shell Mound, Tennessee to Hannah in Ohio. The letter concerns news of friends and family, the family farm, a college graduation that Pontious will be unable to attend, and the the Union Army's slow progress in mustering out troops following the Confederate surrender.

Dates

  • 1865 June 13

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 written by Daniel Pontious on June 13, 1865 from Shell Mound, Tennessee to Hannah in Ohio. The letter concerns news of friends and family, the family farm, a college graduation that Pontious will be unable to attend, and the the Union Army's slow progress in mustering out troops following the Confederate surrender.

Biographical/Historical Note

Daniel Pontious was born in about 1836. He enlisted as a private in Company H of the 164th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on May 2, 1864 and mustered out on August 27, 1865 in Cleveland, Ohio. He most likely died before 1890 in Ohio.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections on February 13, 2007.

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