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William Velie Letter, 1864

 File — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Note From the Collection: This letter, which William Velie wrote in 1864 from Fort Rosencrance in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, notes the heavy combat in the area. He mentions the ability to hear the cannon shots from Franklin, Tennessee and recognizes the presence of General Hood and the Confederate Army. Velie notes that 12,000 Confederate troops stopped in Murfreesboro on their way to Nashville. These troops tore up the railroad and laid siege to a blockhouse that was 5 miles from the fort. The Union Commander, General...
Dates: 1864