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J. P. Hollowell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3406

J. P. Hollowell wrote this letter to his sister, Sallie Hollowell, from camp in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In it, he mentions that his unit has been looking for a fight, but their location is too well fortified. Hollowell also apologizes for not being home for Christmas and says that he wants a new pair of pants.

Dates

  • 1862 January 3

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

J. P. Hollowell wrote this letter to his sister, Sallie Hollowell, from camp in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In it, he mentions that his unit has been looking for a fight, but their location is too well fortified. Hollowell also apologizes for not being home for Christmas and says that he wants a new pair of pants.

Biographical/Historical Note

The J. P. Hollowell who wrote this letter is most likely James Knox Polk Hollowell of Rutherford County, Tennessee. He was born to Edwin Crawford and Anna Maria (Crockett) Hollowell on October 18, 1837. During the Civil War, he served with Company C of the 18th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (CSA). This unit was organized in Middle Tennessee during May of 1861. They were captured at Fort Donelson in February of 1862 but were released in September of the same year and went on to fight at Stones River, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge. After the War, Hollowell returned to Rutherford County, where he married his cousin, Alta Zera Jarratt, on December 7, 1866. The couple had eight children: Jennie Anna (Hollowell) Jarratt (1867-1951), Ada Eugenia (Hollowell) Johnson, Harriet Sue Hattie (Hollowell) Baker (1870-1928), Alta Zera Fannie (Hollowell) Holden, Julia Sanders (Hollowell) Moore, Marvin Jarratt (1876-1933), Otha James (1877-1908), and Devereaux Archelaus (1882-). J. P. Hollowell died in Rutherford County on August 23, 1901.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this letter in February of 2010.

Repository Details

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

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University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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