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William J. Ricketts Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3461
Abstract

This collection consists of six letters that William J. Ricketts wrote to his parents in Wales, Massachusetts from October 2, 1863 to March 15, 1864. In them, he discusses camp life, poor rations, being hospitalized in Knoxville, various battles that his unit has engaged in, marching across Tennessee, citizens forming the National Guard of East Tennessee, and his plans for returning home.

Dates: 1863 October 2-1864 March 15

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  • Subject: Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. X
  • Subject: Correspondence. X
  • Subject: Soldiers -- Massachusetts -- Correspondence. X
  • Subject: United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 21st (1861-1864). X