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E. D. Bruce Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3857

This February 19,1864 letter by Private E. D. Bruce of the 8th Georgia Infantry informs of the "good health and fine spirits" of his army. Written from "E. Tenn." to his family, he informs them of his unit's recent move "down to the river about 15 miles of Knoxville" and that there are "few Yankees at or about Knoxville." He writes on the current conditions of the war and expresses that Lieutenant General Longstreet will join Confederate General Johnston soon.

Dates

  • 1864 February 19

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

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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.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This February 19,1864 letter by Private E. D. Bruce of the 8th Georgia Infantry informs of the "good health and fine spirits" of his army. Written to his family, he informs them of the happenings and current conditions of the war.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward D. Bruce (1834-1914) resided in Greene County, Georgia and enlisted on May 16, 1861 with the 8th Georgia Infantry.

The 8th Georgia Infantry served with the Army of Northern Virginia except for when being detached with General Longstreet at Suffolk and Knoxville. This unit was heavily engaged at First Manassas, the Seven Days Battles, 2nd Manassas and saw a high casualty rate at Gettysburg.

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