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Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3197

This collection houses a letter from an unidentified Civil War soldier to his brother George. In it, the author details his concerns about the state of education and poverty in East Tennessee's small towns. He also mentions that the women he has encountered love to dance and that many of them use snuff. Finally, he describes the area around Cleveland where he is encamped and says a little about military affairs.

Dates

  • 1864 March 18

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 an unidentified Civil War soldier to his brother George. In it, the author details his concerns about the state of education and poverty in East Tennessee's small towns. He also mentions that the women he has encountered love to dance and that many of them use snuff. Finally, he describes the area around Cleveland where he is encamped and says a little about military affairs.

Biographical/Historical Note

The author of this letter, possibly a Union soldier, was stationed in East Tennessee near Cleveland during the Civil War.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this letter on 2007 November 18.

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