Testerman, William F., Letters

William F. Testerman Letters, 1864-1865 Ms.1989.099


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1989.099
Title
William F. Testerman Letters1864-1865
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Testerman, William F.
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
William F. Testerman was a First Lieutenant in Company C, 8th Tennessee Cavalry of the Union Army during the American Civil War. The collection contains one letter is written July 25, 1864, from Gallatin, Tennessee, to Jane Davis. Testerman writes of his love for her and his hopes for their future. A second letter to his family, written February 11, 1865, mentions talk of peace.

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Source of Acquisition

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Processing Information

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Biographical Note

William F. Testerman was a First Lieutenant in Company C, 8th Tennessee Cavalry of the Union Army during the American Civil War.

This is likely Capt. William P. Testerman, who served in Company E, 8th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry of the Union Army. He mustered out Sept. 11, 1865, in Knoxville. He and his wife Jane are buried in Alder-Livesay Cemetery, Kyles Ford, Tennessee.

Sources:

"Testerman, William P." entry, National Park Service's Civil War Soldier database, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=5FB367D8-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A "William Penn Testerman" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/6068817/william-penn-testerman "William P Testerman" entry, U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865, Ancestry.com, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/2478660:1555

Scope and Content

The William F. Testerman Letters contain two letters from Testerman, while serving in the Union Army during the American Civil War. One letter is written July 25, 1864, from Gallatin, Tennessee, to Jane Davis. Testerman writes of his love for her and his hopes for their future. A second letter to his family, written February 11, 1865, mentions talk of peace.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the William F. Testerman Letters 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
Letters
1864-1865