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A. E. Bishop Letter to Joseph Mayberry

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0727

In this letter to Joseph Mayberry in Knoxville, Tennessee, Andrew Bishop (who is being held as a prisoner of war at Point Lookout, Maryland) appeals to Mayberry's generous spirit for some small pecuniary assistance ... to get some small necessary articles. Bishop served with the 3rd East Tennessee Infantry (CSA) before his capture. Researchers should note that Mayberry should most likely be spelled Mabry.

Dates

  • 1864 June 19

Language of Materials

English.

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In this letter to Joseph Mayberry in Knoxville, Tennessee, Andrew Bishop (who is being held as a prisoner of war at Point Lookout, Maryland) appeals to Mayberry's generous spirit for some small pecuniary assistance ... to get some small necessary articles. Bishop served with the 3rd East Tennessee Infantry (CSA) before his capture. Researchers should note that Mayberry should most likely be spelled Mabry.

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew E. Bishop was born to Calvin and Elizabeth Bishop in Hawkins County, Tennessee in July of 1847. During the Civil War, he served with Company A of the 3rd East Tennessee Mounted Infantry before being captured at the Big Black River on May 17, 1863. Much of the rest of his unit was captured two months later at Vicksburg, Mississippi. Bishop was originally sent to Memphis but was later transferred to Delaware. In late 1863, Bishop contracted smallpox and was treated at the USA Smallpox Hospital in Point Lookout, Maryland. He was discharged in mid-1864 but remained in custody in Elmira, New York until February 9, 1865 when he was paroled to the James River for exchange. He returned to combat, but deserted at Russellville, Tennessee on March 21, 1865. After the war ended, Bishop returned to Tennessee and married Harriett Barrett on May 19, 1891. He most likely died between 1900 and 1910.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection is the property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

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