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Franklin Mangle Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3758

This collection consists of a Civil War letter written by Franklin Mangle on April 14, 1862, at Cumberland Fort, Kentucky. Mangle discussed the location and forthcoming campaign to capture Cumberland Gap.

Mangle was located fourteen miles from the Cumberland Gap at the time he wrote the letter.

Dates

  • 1862 April 14

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Manuscript and University Archives 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

This collection consists of a Civil War letter written by Franklin Mangle on April 14, 1862, at Cumberland Fort, Kentucky. Mangle discusses the location and forthcoming campaign to capture Cumberland Gap.

Biographical/Historical Note

Franklin Mangle was nineteen when he enlisted in the Union Army to become a private in the Company G, 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He contracted typhus fever and died on March 4, 1863 at Young's Point Louisiana.

Mangle wrote the letter to his friend from Wayne County, Ohio.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in 2014.

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