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5th Iowa Infantry Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3640

This collection consist of an eight page letter, dated June 24, 1864, written by John S. R. Fellows at Camp Patrick, Tennessee, during the Civil War. In the letter, Fellows writes home to his brothers and sisters about the hanging of 500 Confederate soldiers in Nashville during the Civil War.

Dates

  • 1864 June 24

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 consist of an eight page letter, dated June 24, 1864, written by John S. R. Fellows at Camp Patrick, Tennessee, during the Civil War. In the letter, Fellows writes home to his brothers and sisters about the hanging of 500 Confederate soldiers in Nashville during the Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Note

John S. R. Fellows was born in Ohio. At the time of his enlistment (March 23, 1864 ), he resided in Cerro Gordo County, Iowa. At 19 years old, Fellows enlisted as a private. The next month, Fellows was transferred into "L" Co. Iowa 5th Infantry.

In the letter, Fellows writes home to his brothers and sisters about the hanging of 500 Confederate soldiers in Nashville during the Civil War. He describes the events that occurred in great deal to his family. Fellows continued to serve in the Iowa 5th infantry until July 1865.

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