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John Shanely Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3832

  • Staff Only

This collection includes three letters by soldier John Shanely dated between April and July 1862. Each of the handwritten letters are four pages. The locations addressed include Barbourville, Kentucky; Camp Patton, North Carolina; and Camp Virginia. The subject of the letters include Shanely's observations and the development of the Battle of Cumberland Gap.


  • 1862 April 28, May 6, July 11


The material in this collection is in English.

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Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)


This collection includes three handwritten letters by soldier John Shanely dated between April and July 1862.

Biographical/Historical Note

At 30 years old, John Shanely was enlisted as a private in Company I, 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry on November 21, 1861. He was later promoted to a corporal on June 1, 1862. Shanely was mustered out on December 2, 1864 at Columbus, Ohio.


This material is in one folder.

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