Tinkle, William W., Letter

William W. Tinkle Letter, 1864 Ms.1989.048


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1989.048
Title
William W. Tinkle Letter1864
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Tinkle, William W.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The William W. Tinkle Letter is written to Captain J. M. Jones, July 10, 1864, while Tinkle (ca. 1842-1917) was serving in the 7th Indian Infantry during the American Civil War. Tickle describes the siege of Petersburg, Virginia. The letter includes a list of the casualties in his company since May of that year.

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Biographical Note

William W. Tinkle (ca. 1842-1917) was a Union soldier, who rose to the rank of Sergeant, in Company F, 7th Indiana Infantry Regiment, and Company G, 20th Indiana Infantry Regiment, during the American Civil War. He enlisted on Sept 13, 1861, in Indiana and mustered out May 31, 1865. Tinkle later worked as a weaver of carpets and rugs in Woodburn, Oregon. He and his wife Tentie (1854-1921) were married around 1896 and are buried in Belle Passi Cemetery in Woodburn.

Sources: "Tinkle, William W." entry, National Park Service's Civil War Soldier database, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=987CC0D9-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A "Tinkle, William W." entry, National Park Service's Civil War Soldier database, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=907CC0D9-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A "William W Tinkle" entry, U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 database, Ancestry.com, https://search-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1555&h=1480880&tid=&pid=&queryId=833113083d1634eea391e92452beadcf&usePUB=true "W W Tinkle" entry, 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/23348773:7884 "William W Tinkle" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80018491/william-w-tinkle "Tentie Tinkle" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/80018490/tentie-tinkle

Scope and Content

The William W. Tinkle Letter is written to Captain J. M. Jones, July 10, 1864, while Tinkle was serving in the 7th Indian Infantry during the American Civil War. Tickle describes the siege of Petersburg, Virginia. The letter includes a list of the casualties in his company since May of that year.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • Petersburg (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the William W. Tinkle Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Letter
1864