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William W. Daugherty Letter

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Identifier: MS-3276

William W. Daugherty wrote this letter to his father from Tullahoma, Tennessee on April 13, 1864. In it, he discusses social life among the regiment's officers, describes troop movements just before the Battle of Resaca, and expresses his optimism about General Sherman's campaign in Georgia.

Dates

  • 1864 April 13

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

William W. Daugherty wrote this letter to his father from Tullahoma, Tennessee on April 13, 1864. In it, he discusses social life among the regiment's officers, describes troop movements just before the Battle of Resaca, and expresses his optimism about General Sherman's campaign in Georgia.

Biographical/Historical Note

William W. Daugherty was born to Joseph Foster and Maria (Campbell) Daugherty in Boone County, Indiana, in 1840. He graduated from Northwestern (now Butler) College in Indianapolis in 1861 and enlisted in Company G of the 27th Indiana Infantry regiment in August of the same year. He was promoted to Sergeant Major in 1862, to Second Lieutenant (of Company I) on November 14, 1862, and to First Lieutenant (of Company H) and Adjutant on January 1, 1863. He mustered out with Company G in Indianapolis on November 4, 1864. Daugherty joined the regular Army in 1867 and was appointed a Lieutenant in the 18th United States Infantry. This unit was sent West where they guarded railroads (including the transcontinental railroad) and isolated border outposts. Daugherty was transferred to the 22nd Infantry in January of 1870 and served with this unit until retiring with the rank of Major in 1893. After his retirement, he returned to Indianapolis, where he died on February 4, 1922.

Daugherty married Mathilda Anderson and the couple had four children: Maria M., Joseph Blair, Rebecca E., and William F. William continued the family's military tradition, attending West Point and serving with the AEF in World War I.

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, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

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