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Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3019
Abstract

This letter was written by an unidentified Civil War soldier to his parents in September of 1863. In it, he describes Union troop movements around Chattanooga and the hardships of crossing the river and marching. The letter may have been written by Private Andrew G. Wickham and was approved by Milton Weaver, whose papers may be found in MS.2128.

Dates: 1863 September

Edgar H. Arthurs Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2948
Abstract

This collection contains two letters from Edgar Arthurs, one to his sister and one to his brother. The letters were both written from Columbia, Tennessee, while his unit was marching from Nashville, Tennessee to Athens, Alabama.

Dates: 1863 August 28

Edward Hatch Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2163
Abstract

This letter from Major General Edward Hatch to Secretary of War E. M. Stanton requests the promotion of Assistant Adjt. General Henry A. Colvin to the rank of Major.

Dates: 1865 September 7

Emmanuel Cave Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2158
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter dated June 19, 1862, from Emmanuel Cave of the 69th Ohio Infantry to his wife Susan. Cave writes of the eight-day march that his regiment just completed.

Dates: 1862 June 19

George Sowers Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0898
Abstract

In this letter to his parents and brother, George Sowers reports that he is in good health, describes the 23 mile march that his regiment has just finished, mentions that he prefers Tennessee to Kentucky, and says that the Rebels have left Tennessee for Florida.

Dates: 1863 March 10

George Sowers Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0855
Abstract

In these two letters to his brother, George Sowers mentions getting some tobacco (which is scarce in Tennessee), discusses his regiment's opinion of their Lieutenant Berry, and reports on his health. He also implores his brother to write him more often and asks for news of his family.

Dates: 1863 February 1-May 15

Henry Brown Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2117
Abstract

This is a collection of over fifty civil war letters written by Harry Brown to his wife from August 1861 through September 1862.

Dates: 1861-1862

Jethro T. Hill Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3070
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from Jethro Hill, dated February 3, 1864, sent from Lenoir's Station, Tennessee, to Jodie. Hill describes a brief battle and his good living conditions. He also asks for news of the family and wonders why Jodie hasn't responded to his previous letters.

Dates: 1864 February 3

John D. Messinger Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3273
Abstract

John D. Messinger wrote this letter to his friend E. Smith Woodworth from Pulaski, Tennessee on November 20, 1864. In it, Messinger discusses Lincoln's victory in the recent presidential election and Confederate troop movements in Tennessee. He also expresses his hope that the Union will soon win the war so that he can return home.

Dates: 1864 November 30

John McNickle Laird Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2130
Abstract

John McNickle Laird, Jr. of the Ohio 124th Infantry Regiment (U. S.) writes to his mother, Julia Laird, from a camp near Knoxville, Tennessee and from Marietta, Georgia.

Dates: 1863-1864

John W. Cleland Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3270
Abstract

This collection houses a letter that John Cleland wrote to his sister, Mary J. Jennie Cleland, in Defiance County, Ohio from Knoxville, Tennessee on December 14, 1863. In it, he discusses his regiment's participation in the Battle of Knoxville, including the losses they suffered.

Dates: 1863 December 14

John W. Fox Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2139
Abstract

This collection consists of one original letter and one reprinted letter written by John W. Fox that discuss his life in the army and his religious faith.

Dates: 1864

John W. Hammer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2134
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.

Dates: 1862 June 4

Moses Owen Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3239
Abstract

Moses Owen of the 7th Ohio Infantry, Company F, wrote this letter to his mother on February 18, 1862, just after the Battle of Fort Donelson.

Dates: 1862 February 18

Orlando C. Geer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2859
Abstract

Orlando C. Geer wrote this letter to his sister Hattie from camp on the Elk River in Tennessee on July 15, 1863. In it, he discusses his unit's activities from June 24 to July 15, 1863, including their participation in a battle and camp life.

Dates: 1863 July 15

Orlando C. Geer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2947
Abstract

In this letter to his sister, Orlando Geer expresses his opinions about news from home and describes the condition of their mutual acquaintances in the army.

Dates: 1862 March 9

Orlando C. Geer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2967
Abstract

In this letter to his sister, Orlando Geer discusses family matters and veterans' pay in addition to asking for some new tobacco.

Dates: 1864 March 27

Orlando C. Geer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2970
Abstract

In this letter to his sister, Orlando Geer discusses how much he and his fellow soldiers dislike Brigadier General Jim B. Steedman. According to Geer, Steedman is "Like a bad cent returned to us again, this time in the capacity of Brigade Commander while when he left us he was Colonel."

Dates: 1863 May 1

Orlando C. Geer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2971
Abstract

In this letter to his sister Hattie (postmarked Trinne, Tennessee), Orlando Geer describes combat that his unit has seen recently and tells of frustrations caused by Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest. According to Geer, ... "the Rebel Gen. Forrest has been very troublesome driving in our calvary picketts and now and then coming right up under our nose and picking up horses and picketts."

Dates: 1862 June 13

Orlando C. Geer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2877
Abstract

Orlando C. Geer wrote this letter to his sister Hattie from Lavergne, Tennessee on March 15, 1863. In it, he discusses his responsibilities, his feelings about provisioning, the weather, and his health. He also thanks her for her previous letters.

Dates: 1863 March 15

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