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W. M. Creamer Letter

Identifier: MS-2136

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W. M. Creamer writes to his cousin, M. C. Creamer concerning his religious beliefs and bears testimony of his strong faith in Christ. He refers to his twenty years on this earth and hopes to live that he may become a better, nobler and more useful man. With reluctance, he speaks of the treatment of Captain Robert O. Caddy while in Nashville toward many sick young boys who needed to return home but died under Caddy's command. In closing, he requests that his cousin and his wife return his letter and excuses his bad handwriting because the letter has been written on paper that rested on his knees.


  • 1863 February 24

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0.1 Linear Feet


This collection consists of a letter, dated February 24, 1863 from Camp Cripplecrick, Tenn., from W. M. Creamer of the 90th Ohio Infantry to his cousin, M. C. Creamer. He discusses his religious beliefs as well as Captain Robert O. Caddy's treatment of sick young boys in Nashville.

Biographical/Historical Note

There is a Michal C. Creamer listed on the Jefferson township, Fayette County, Ohio 1870 United States Census Population Schedule.


Collection consists of a single letter.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections in March 2004.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA