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Moses Elkanah Thompson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3791

A letter written by Moses Elkanah Thompson, dated June 7, 1863, to Francis M. Blair in response to one received from Blair earlier. In the letter, Thompson briefly mentions the Battle at Vicksburg and the number of men both sides lost. He also mentions his desire for the war to end.

Dates

  • 1863 June 7

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

A letter written by Moses Elkanah Thompson, dated June 7, 1863, to Francis M. Blair in response to one received from Blair earlier. In the letter, Thompson briefly mentions the Battle at Vicksburg and the number of men both sides lost. He also mentions his desire for the war to end.

Biographical/Historical Note

Moses Elkanah Thompson was born on July 30, 1836 to John Thompson (1793-1855) and Lucy Cox (1796-1898) in Caldwell County, North Carolina. He enlisted in the Confederate Army when he was 26 years old. After the war, he went back to his hometown and continued with the family business as a blacksmith and farmer. He married Celia Elizabeth Greene (1847-1930) and had 5 children. He died on July 1, 1912 and is buried in Caldwell County, NC.

No biographical information is known about Francis M. Blair.

Repository Details

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

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The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
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