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Sgt. William A. Smith Letter to J. O. Jones

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3776

A letter was written by Sgt. William A. Smith, Co. B 71 Ind. 6th Cav., on October 5, 1863. He talks about Union occupation north of Knoxville, TN and the increased price of goods and foods in the Confederate states as oppsosed to the Union. He also writes about a brigade of women marching and carrying the U.S. flag. The letter was submitted to Mr. J. O. Jones, postmaster of Terre Haute, Indiana, in hopes that he could get it published in the local newspaper.

Dates

  • 1863 October 5

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

A letter was written by Sgt. William A. Smith, Co. B 71 Ind. 6th Cav., on October 5, 1863. He talks about Union occupation north of Knoxville, TN and the increased price of goods and foods in the Confederate states as oppsosed to the Union. He also writes about a brigade of women marching and carrying the U.S. flag. The letter was submitted to Mr. J. O. Jones, postmaster of Terre Haute, Indiana, in hopes that he could get it published in the local newspaper.

Biographical/Historical Note

William A. Smith enlisted on August 18, 1862 as a Private and was mustered into Company B. 71st Indiana Infantry regiment. He later became Chaplain of 79th IN Infantry. He also had service in Field & Staff IN 79th Infantry.

J. O. Jones served as postmaster in Terre Haute, Vigo County, Indiana in the mid-19th century. Although little biographical information is known about Jones, it is possible this is Joseph Olando Jones, born November 8, 1814 and died July 4, 1899 in Vigo County, IN.

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
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