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Thomas C. McInturff Letter

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Identifier: MS-3410

Thomas C. McInturff wrote this letter to his father in East Tennessee from Camp Crawford in Vicksburg, Mississippi on February 19, 1863. In it, he discusses his and Sam's health, asks his father to settle some affairs on his behalf, complains that the food and the weather are both very poor, and states that he believes that Vicksburg is the nastiest place on earth. A notation at the end of the letter indicates that it was written by a friend B. F. F.

Dates

  • 1863 February 19

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

Thomas C. McInturff wrote this letter to his father in East Tennessee from Camp Crawford in Vicksburg, Mississippi on February 19, 1863. In it, he discusses his and Sam's health, asks his father to settle some affairs on his behalf, complains that the food and the weather are both very poor, and states that he believes that Vicksburg is the nastiest place on earth. A notation at the end of the letter indicates that it was written by a friend B. F. F.

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas C. McInturff was born to John and Mary (Carter) McInturff in Tennessee in 1832. He was one of nine children, including James Madison, Seraphina (often called Sarah), Elkanah, Clayton Reeves, Nancy, Robert, Josephine, Margaret, and George W. Thomas McInturff mustered into Company K of the 60th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (CSA) on November 7, 1862 as a 1st Sergeant. This unit was captured and paroled in Vicksburg, Mississippi in July of 1863 and later served with Brigadier General Vaughn's Cavalry Brigade. After the war, McInturff settled in North Carolina and married Ann E. Bailey (1846-1933) on September 20, 1866. The couple had at least five children: Mollie (McInturff) Renfro (-1939), Isaac, Julia (McInturff) Deyton (1873-1966), Louisa (McInturff) Tipton (1876-1942), and Charles Wesley (1878-1961). Thomas McInturff most likely died in 1912 in North Carolina.

B. F. F. could be B. F. Folsom, who also served in the 60th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (CSA).

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single 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
865-974-4480