Walter Ryall Letter
This collection consists of a letter by Confederate soldier Walter Ryall to his father Thomas C. Ryall in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The letter is written from the Tennessee State Penitentiary and is dated July 4, 1863. The letter discusses life in the penitentiary and how Ryall anticipates being moved to Camp Morton shortly after.
- 1863 July 4
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This collection consists of a letter by Confederate soldier Walter Ryall to his father Thomas C. Ryall in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The letter is written from the Tennessee State Penitentiary and is dated July 4, 1863.
Walter S. Ryall was born circa 1842 in Tennessee. He served in the Confederate Forces during the Civil War in Company B of the 1st Tennessee Infantry. He married Laura Cannon on October 15, 1868. They had one child, Lula L. Ryall.
This collection consists of a single folder.
Special Collections purchased this collection in July of 2011.
Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA