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Pembroke S. Scott Letter

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Identifier: MS-2223

In an October 27, 1863 letter to his brother Clark, Pembroke Scott, a private with the 118th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, describes food rations and skirmishes near Loudon, Tenn. Scott talks of the bread the soldiers eat, saying "our bread tries its best to make us sick & unfortunately succeeds frequently."

Additionally, Scott mentions that they had begun building winter quarters near Loudon, but they were stopped due to the threat of a Confederate attack. He describes the aftermath of an attack on the 45th Ohio near Philadelphia. Scott states that "the Rebels attacked the regiment, capturing six mountain howitzers and many men and pursuing them to within two miles of Loudon."

Scott also notes a visit from General Ambrose Burnside, noting that "the Rebels must leave here or else he will! I can give a rough guess who will stay!!"

Dates

  • 1863 October 27

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In an October 27, 1863 letter to his brother Clark, Pembroke Scott, a private with the 118th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, describes food rations and skirmishes near Loudon, Tenn.

Biographical/Historical Note

Pembroke Scott, a private with the 118th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, was mustered into service on August 11, 1862. This regiment saw action as part of Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee from August 16-October 17, 1863. Afterwards, they served near Kingston, Tenn. until moving to Nashville in December. They then joined the Atlanta Campaign from May 1 to September 8. Scott was killed in battle on May 14, 1864 at Resaca, Ga.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections in February 2004.

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