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Jacob H. Bickley Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3268

Jacob H. Bickley wrote these three letters, dated 1863 December 14, 1864 January 13, and 1865 June 13, to his sister Martha Mattie Bickley in Ohio from the field in Tennessee. In them, he discusses his involvement in the Battle of Chattanooga and other military duties, family life, and his attempts to send money home.

Dates

  • 1863 December 14-1865 June 13

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Jacob H. Bickley wrote these three letters, dated 1863 December 14, 1864 January 13, and 1865 June 13, to his sister Martha Mattie Bickley in Ohio from the field in Tennessee. In them, he discusses his involvement in the Battle of Chattanooga and other military duties, family life, and his attempts to send money home.

Biographical/Historical Note

Jacob H. Bickley was born in June of 1841 in Pennsylvania. He enlisted in Company E of the 13th Ohio Infantry on April 25, 1861 and was transferred to Company A in June of 1861. The 13th Ohio was involved in the West Virginia campaign, the battle and occupation of Nashville, the Battle of Shiloh, the siege of Corinth (Mississippi), the Middle Tennessee Campaign, and the Atlanta Campaign. Bickley was discharged on December 5, 1865 and returned to Ohio. Here, he married (his wife's name cannot be determined definitively) and later moved to Indiana, where he died on June 12, 1926.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this collection.

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