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Uriah Fleshman Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3235

Uriah Fleshman of the 118th Ohio Infantry wrote this letter at Camp Soudon, Tennessee on October 25, 1863 just before the Battle of Resaca. He discusses recent skirmishes between his regiment and the nearby Confederate troops as well as the imminent battle.

Dates

  • 1863 October 25

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Uriah Fleshman of the 118th Ohio Infantry wrote this letter at Camp Soudon, Tennessee on October 25, 1863 just before the Battle of Resaca. He discusses recent skirmishes between his regiment and the nearby Confederate troops as well as the imminent battle.

Biographical/Historical Note

Uriah (sometimes spelled Urias) Fleshman was born to Peter and Mary (Wolf) Fleshman on May 26, 1840 in Ohio. He enlisted in the 118th Ohio Infantry Regiment on September 12, 1862. His regiment fought at Mossy Creek, Franklin, Nashville, Kennesaw Mountain, and in the Atlanta Campaign. Fleshman was wounded in the leg on June 27, 1864 while fighting at Kennesaw Mountain and died from the wound on July 19, 1864 in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased on 2007 June 26.

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