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Edmund Burke Whitman Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-4001

This collection contains a single handwritten letter from December 5, 1864, written by Edmund Burke Whitman, Assistant Quartermaster, in Knoxville, Tennessee. The letter is addressed Lt. Colonel Andrew J. Mackay to let him know of the needed supplies.

Dates

  • 1864 December 5

Language

The material in this collection is in English.

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

Abstract

This collection consists of a single handwritten letter from December 5, 1864, written by Edmund Burke Whitman, Assistant Quartermaster, in Knoxville, Tennessee. The letter is addressed Lt. Colonel Andrew J. Mackay to let him know of the needed supplies.

Biographical/Historical Note

Edmund Burke Whitman was born in Massachusetts on October 18, 1812. On July 18, 1862, he enlisted as a captain and was commissioned into US Volunteers Assistant Quartermaster. He was promoted two more times during the course of the Civil War. He became a Major and Lt. Colonel on March 3, 1865. He was mustered out on August 20, 1868. He died on September 2, 1883.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

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