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Civil War Letter

Identifier: MS-3234

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In this letter, Maggie mentions that his regiment has been under marching orders and has recently been through Pea Ridge, Bolivar, Shiloh, and Memphis, Tennessee, where he is currently encamped. The author is extremely concerned with the lack of response from his recipient, Mrs. Sylvia (possibly Julia) Kimbler, and emphasizes that this will be his last letter unless he receives post from her.


  • 1862 June 20

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0.1 Linear Feet


This letter is addressed to Mrs. Sylvia (possibly Julia) Kimbler from Union soldier Maggie in Memphis, Tennessee. The author mentions a few details about the movement of his regiment and inquires as to why Mrs. Kimbler has not yet responded to his four previous letters.

Biographical/Historical Note

The author of this letter, signed Maggie, was a Union soldier stationed briefly in Memphis, Tennessee.


Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased on 2007 August 22.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA