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Civil War Letter

Identifier: MS-3236

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In this letter, Brown describes the weather, his health, and his surroundings. It has been windy and cold in Tennessee lately, which has aggravated his eyes, and many of the men in his regiment have suffered and died from measles or other disease. He discusses familiar names with his brother and says little about military operations.


  • 1864 March 6

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0.1 Linear Feet


This letter from a Union soldier (last name Brown) to his brother is written from Camp Smith, Tennessee. In it, the author describes the weather, his health, and his surroundings.

Biographical/Historical Note

The author of this letter was a soldier in the Union army encamped at Camp Smith, Tennessee.


This collection contains 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, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA