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William A. Mayo Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1300

This collection is a diary written by William A. Mayo of Monroe County, Tennessee between the years 1861 and 1866. The majority of the diary Mayo recounts daily life during his years as a captured captain in the Confederate Army as well as a list of fellow prisoners. Mayo was kept in a Union prison on Johnson's Island in Lake Erie. This item is a typescript.

Dates

  • 1861-1866

Language

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

This collection is a diary written by William A. Mayo of Monroe County, Tennessee between the years 1861 and 1866.

Biographical/Historical Note

William A. Mayo served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. In October 1864 he was captured and imprisoned during the war at Johnson's Island on Lake Erie, Ohio. He died September 19, 1869 in Monroe County, Tenn.

Arrangement

This 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