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Aaron Eley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3535

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.

Dates

  • 1863 April 20

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

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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this collection in July of 2011.

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