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Uriah Scott Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3275

This collection consists of two letters written by Uriah Scott. He wrote one to his niece from Fort Pillow, Tennessee on February 27, 1863 and one to his mother from Union City, Tennessee on November 20, 1863. In these letters, Scott describes serving picket guard, mentions fighting in a small battle, and discusses family life. A short note on the back of the letter to his niece addressed to J. J. Weller discusses a business matter involving a black laborer.

Dates

  • 1863 February 21, 1863 November 20

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of two letters written by Uriah Scott. He wrote one to his niece from Fort Pillow, Tennessee on February 27, 1863 and one to his mother from Union City, Tennessee on November 20, 1863. In these letters, Scott describes serving picket guard, mentions fighting in a small battle, and discusses family life. A short note on the back of the letter to his niece addressed to J. J. Weller discusses a business matter involving a black laborer.

Biographical/Historical Note

Uriah Scott was born in about 1843 in Pennsylvania. He enlisted in Company C of the 32nd Iowa Infantry on September 13, 1862. This unit was involved primarily with campaigns along the Mississippi River and served extensively in Mississippi and Louisiana. Scott mustered out with his regiment on August 24, 1865 in Clinton, Iowa and returned to his family in Waterloo. He married Mary Ellen Ward on March 18, 1867 in Black Hawk County, Iowa and the couple had two known children: Lillian E. (born about 1868) and Edna (born about 1869). Scott moved his family to California in the late 1860s but later returned to Waterloo, where he died on November 17, 1876.

Arrangement

Collections consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

The University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections purchased this collection in 2007.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480