James Hall letter

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Creator:Hall, James, Civil War soldier
Title:James Hall letter

This collection is a letter to James Hall from his brother, Jeremiah, dated October 20, 1863, from Collierville, Tennesee. The letter refers to one of the skirmishes that took place as Sherman's troops were moving east toward Chattanooga in late 1863. Jeremiah's unit was evidently one of those guarding the Memphis and Charleston Railroad, a target of frequent Confederate raids. Collierville was the site of four minor battles during late 1863; the one described was probably that caused by Confederate Brigadier General James Chalmer's raid of mid-October 1863.

Subjects:Hall, Jeremiah, Union soldier | Hall, Jeremiah, Union soldier--Correspondence | Hall, James, Civil War soldier--Correspondence | Soldiers--Tennessee--Collierville--Correspondence | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives | Tennessee--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Letters
Institution:William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library
Contributors:William Stanley Hoole Special Collections Library (University of Alabama)
Original Material:

James Hall letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama.

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Persistent Link to Item:http://purl.lib.ua.edu/18370