Hugh Ryan Letters
In three letters to his wife Katy, Hugh Ryan, a private with the 24th Kentucky Infantry, describes the life of a Union soldier at the close of the Civil War. His letters speak mainly of waiting to be mustered out and his desire to return home. A partial, undated letter, which probably dates from Spring 1864 when Ryan's regiment was in East Tennessee, describes the difficulties faced in traveling over the mountains. Ryan says "our waggons [sic] has to haul provisions 25 miles over the worst road you ever saw and they break down every day more or less."
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In three letters from 1864 and 1865 to his wife Katy, Hugh Ryan, a private with the 24th Kentucky Infantry, describes the life of a Union soldier at the close of the Civil War.
Hugh Ryan served as a private with the 24th Kentucky Infantry, which saw action in the Battle of Shiloh, the siege of Corinth, MS, the Battle of Perryville, and the East Tennessee campaign. The regiment returned to Kentucky in October 1864 and was mustered out on January 31, 1865.
Collection consists of a single folder.
This collection was purchased by Special Collections in February 2004.
Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
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