A Guide to the Thomas C. Potter Letter, 1862 Potter, Thomas C. Letter Ms2017-046

A Guide to the Thomas C. Potter Letter, 1862

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2017-046


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Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2017-046
Title
Thomas C. Potter Letter, 1862
Physical Characteristics
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Potter, Thomas Corwin, 1842-1863
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes a single letter written by Thomas C. Potter near Columbia, Tennessee, dated July 11, 1862.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Thomas C. Potter Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Thomas C. Potter Letter, M2017-046, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Thomas C. Potter Letter was purchased by Special Collections in February 2015.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Thomas C. Potter Letter was completed in October 2017.


Biographical Note

Thomas Corwin Potter enlisted in Battery B, 1st Regiment Ohio Light Artillery, in September 1861. Based on his age at enlistment, he was born about 1841/1842. In September of 1863, a premature discharge of a weapon mortally wounded him at the Battle of Chickamauga. He is buried in the National Cemetery of Chattanooga.

Scope and Content

The collection includes a single letter written by Thomas C. Potter near Columbia, Tennessee, dated July 11, 1862. Potter writes to his sister, filling her in on recent events in his battery, including a detailed description of July 4th celebration activities. The second half of the letter details the battery's new camp site and recent skirmishing that led to Union capture of the area.

Transcript (received with the collection) included.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Correspondence

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1862-07-11