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Walter Ryall Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3536

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.

Dates

  • 1863 July 4

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 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.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

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, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480