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Pembroke S. Scott Letter

Identifier: MS-3674

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The four-page letter, mailed January 4, 1864, contains rare information about the Battle of Mossy Creek in Mossy Creek, TN which occurred on December 29, 1863. Private Pembroke S. Scott wrote to his brother in Ohio, detailing the bloody battle scenes and relating the news of the wounded and deceased. He also talks enthusiastically of the schooling his brother is participating in. Scott quotes Dr. Franklin and talks of sending news to their mother of his welfare after the battle.


  • 1864


The material in this collection is in English.

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This Civil War letter, dated January 4, 1864, was written relatively soon after the Battle of Mossy Creek in Mossy Creek, TN which occurred on December 29, 1863. The letter describes the actions of Union soldier Pembroke S. Scott and his company “B” of Ohio’s 118th Infantry in 1863.

Biographical/Historical Note

Pembroke S. Scott was a member of the 118th Ohio Infantry, Company B. He entered the service on August 11, 1862, when he was 20 years old. He was killed on May 14, 1864, in the Battle of Resaca in Georgia. He is buried in the Chattanooga National Cemetery.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased from Brian and Maria Green in 2012.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA