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Seth Pettis Jr. Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3830

This collection include two handwritten letters exchanged between soldier Seth "Albert" Pettis Jr. and his girlfriend Fannie in June 1865. The first letter, dated June 6, is written by Pettis to Fannie. Writing from a camp in Knoxville, TN, Pettis discusses life as a soldier. The envelope is included and is postmarked from Knoxville. The second letter, dated June 13, is Fannie's response to Pettis.

Dates

  • 1865 June 6-13

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are 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

This collection include two letters exchanged between soldier Seth Pettis Jr. and his girlfriend Fannie in June 1865.

Biographical/Historical Note

Seth Pettis Jr. enlisted at 19 years old on March 22, 1865 in Pontiac, Michigan as a Private. He mustered into A Co. Michigan 111th Cavalry. On July 20, 1865, he transferred into G Co. Michigan 8th Cavalry.

Arrangement

The collection is in one folder.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480