Skip to main content

SCOUT

Special Collections Online at The University of Tennessee

Will R. Story Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1136

In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.

Dates

  • 1865 August 16

Language of Materials

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

In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.

Biographical/Historical Note

William R. Story (sometimes spelled Storey) enlisted as a Private in Company B of the 2nd Illinois Light Artillery on February 24, 1862. He was promoted to 1st Lieutenant on June 23, 1863. He was promoted again, this time to Captain, on October 7, 1864 and reassigned to the 7th United States Colored Artillery (heavy). He was transferred on December 14, 1864 to take command of Company M of the 1st United States Colored Artillery (heavy). He mustered out on 31 March 31, 1866.

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