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Alfred E. Waldo Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3184

A single letter, written October 26, 1863, by Alfred Edward Waldo to his parents. In the letter, he details the defense of Knoxville, Tennessee against General James Longstreet's attack as well as writing of his rations and requesting for new clothes.

Dates

  • 1863 October 26

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 (1 folder)

Abstract

A single letter, written October 26, 1863, by Alfred Edward Waldo to his parents. In the letter, he details the defense of Knoxville, Tennessee against General James Longstreet's attack as well as writing of his rations and requesting for new clothes.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alfred Edward Waldo was born on March 13, 1844 in Stoughton, Massachusetts to William P. (1810-1895) and Mary Talbot Waldo (1821-1903). He enlisted in the Union Army on August 11, 1862 with Company E 35th Massachusetts Infantry Volunteers. Alfred wrote weekly letters to his parents describing his location and activities during the Civil War. He died on June 7, 1864 at Armory Square Hospital in Washington D.C. from wounds received in battle and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

Arrangement

This collection consists of one folder.

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