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10th Indiana Infantry Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3643
The collection consists of a letter, dated March 15 1864, written by Lt. Thomas A. Cobb from the Company A of the 10th Indiana Infantry to his father in Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 15, 1864. On the fourth page of the letter, the Lt. describes what he witnessed in November 1863. In one section he states, "I saw a dead rebel the dogs had pulled him out of the ground where he had been partly buried and had been eating at him!"

Dates

  • 1864 March 15

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 24 hours is 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

The collection consists of a letter, dated March 15 1864, written by Lt. Thomas A. Cobb from the Company A of the 10th Indiana Infantry to his father in Chattanooga, Tennessee on March 15, 1864. On the fourth page of the letter, the Lt. describes what he witnessed in November 1863. In one section he states, "I saw a dead rebel the dogs had pulled him out of the ground where he had been partly buried and had been eating at him!"

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas A. Cobb was born in Harrison County, Ohio, on his father's farm, January 21, 1837. Thomas A. Cobb enlisted at the age of 24 as 1st Lieutenant on September 2, 1861. Two weeks later, he was commissioned into "A" Company Indiana 10th Infantry. In 1862, he became Captain. Cobb served three years before he was honorably discharged September 19, 1864. After the war, he married Julia Wilharm and they had two children. He resided most of his life in Boone County. He passed away on November 4, 1921.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in 2012.

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