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Joseph and Martha Stewart Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3046

This collection contains two letters written on one sheet of paper. The first, from Martha Stewart to her husband Joseph (dated November 30, 1864) details the daily happenings in Franklin Square, Ohio. The second, from hospitalized Joseph in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to his wife and children (dated December 24-25, 1864) discusses the Battle of Nashville.

Dates

  • 1864 November 30-December 25

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 contains two letters written on one sheet of paper. The first, from Martha Stewart to her husband Joseph (dated November 30, 1864) details the daily happenings in Franklin Square, Ohio. The second, from hospitalized Joseph in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to his wife and children (dated December 24-25, 1864) discusses the Battle of Nashville.

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Stewart was born on April 24, 1827 in Salem Township, Ohio. He married Martha Emily Culver (1831-1871) of New York on October 1, 1849 and the couple had eight children: Catherine Elizabeth (born 1850), Ella Louisa (Stewart) Shelton (1852-1929), Emma Susan (Stewart) Cope (born 1854), Franklin Amos (1857-1927), Enos Watson (1859-1936), Dayton Ellsworth (1862-1928), Harvey Newton (born 1867), and Martha Lorena (born 1870). Since the family lived in both Indiana and Ohio during the Civil War, Stewart may have served with either an Indiana or an Ohio regiment. After the war, he returned home to his family, by then living in Columbiana County, Ohio. Joseph Stewart died on August 21, 1911.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased these letters in October of 2006.

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