Aaron Eley Letter
This collection consists of a letter written by Aaron Eley to his father, dated April 20, 1863. The letter describes Eley's unit's camp at the depot at Murfreesboro, Tennessee and the fortification of Vicksburg, Mississippi by the Confederate forces. The letter also describes the town of Murfreesboro, particularly the number of refugees and deserters from the Confederate Army and the relatively large African-American population of the town.
- 1863 April 20
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This collection consists of a letter written by Aaron Eley to his father, dated April 20, 1863. The letter describes Eley's unit's camp at the depot at Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Aaron Eley was born in Knox County, Ohio on May 14, 1835 to George and Lucinda Eley. He then moved to Jefferson, Wisconsin. He enlisted as a Corporal in the Union Army on September 4, 1861 and served in the Wisconsin 5th Light Artillery. He married Phebe Jane Hawthorne in Monroe, Wisconsin on October 7, 1868 and had two children, Romayn and Olive. He passed away on August 16, 1887.
This collection consists of a single folder.
Special Collections purchased this collection in July of 2011.