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John W. Hammer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2134

While encamped in the Cumberland Ford area of Knox County, Tenn., John W. Hammer serving in the 16th Ohio Infantry Company K writes to a friend named Annie. In this letter dated June 4, 1862, he describes the fortifications that are in place to protect them from the Confederates. His company moves toward the Confederate camps and skirmishes occur.

Dates

  • 1862 June 4

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

While encamped in the Cumberland Ford area of Knox County, Tenn., John W. Hammer serving in the 16th Ohio Infantry Company K writes to a friend named Annie. In this letter dated June 4, 1862, he describes the fortifications that are in place to protect them from the Confederates. His company moves toward the Confederate camps and skirmishes occur.

Biographical/Historical Note

John W. Hammer served in the 16th Ohio Infantry Company K. According to the National Park Service, soldiers of the 16th Ohio Infantry were in the Cumberland Gap area March 21-23 and had a skirmish at Elrod's Ridge on March 22. The Cumberland Gap campaign dates are from March 28 through June 18. The following are specific details: Cumberland Mountain April 28; Cumberland Gap April 29. Occupation of the Cumberland Gap took place from June 18-September 15.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single letter.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections.

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