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A. S. Andrews Letter

Identifier: MS-3238

  • Staff Only

This collection consists of a single letter from Union soldier A. S. Andrews to his brother dated April 11, 1862. It is written from Cairo, Illinois. In it, Andrews describes the aftermath of the Battle of Pittsburg, also known as the Battle of Shiloh, which took place April 6-7, 1862. Andrews depicts the Confederate prisoners of war as a hard looking class and tells of the large numbers of wounded from the battle. He also makes reference to Governor Richard Yates, who was Governor of Illinois at the time.


  • 1862 April 11

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0.1 Linear Feet


This letter from Union solider A. S. Andrews, dated four days after the Battle of Shiloh, describes the battle's aftermath.

Biographical/Historical Note

No biographical information is available for this soldier. The letter makes reference to the Battle of Pittsburg, better known as the Battle of Shiloh, which took place April 6-7, 1862.


This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in June of 2007.

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