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Charles Morris Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-4006

This collection contains two handwritten letters from soldier Charles Morris written in 1864 and 1865 from east Tennessee. The letters are addressed to his brother and sister in South Wales, New York. Both letters are written to "Dear Brother and Sister" and addressed to Mr. and Ms. Benson. Both letters are written on United States Christian Commission stationery and include their envelopes. The first letter, written April 11, 1864, is written from Knoxville and Morris discusses some of the hardships of being a soldier as well as spending an evening guarding a prison. The second letter, written June 9, 1865, is written from Greeneville and discusses the weather.

Dates

  • 1864 April 11, 1865 June 9

Language

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 contains two handwritten letters from soldier Charles Morris written in 1864 and 1865 from east Tennessee. The letters are addressed to his brother and sister in South Wales, New York.

Biographical/Historical Note

Charles B. Morris enlisted with the Army on July 13, 1863, as a Private. On August 12, 1863, he mustered into "M" Co. Ohio 1st Heavy Artillery. He was mustered out on July 25, 1865, at Knoxville, Tennessee.

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