Manuscript Collection

John Thompson Letters - Accession 491 - M204 (246)

Title

John Thompson Letters - Accession 491 - M204 (246)

Authors

John Thompson

Files

Identifier

Accession 491 - M204 (246)

Inclusive Dates

1861, 1982

Restrictions

Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

10 pieces

Language

English

Scope and Content Note

The John Thompson Letters consist of copies of two typescript letters written by Private John Thompson, 1st U.S. Artillery, to his father, Robert Thompson of Articlave Northern Ireland, concerning the siege of Fort Sumter by confederate troops which marked the beginnings of the American Civil War. Also included are Private Thompson’s enlistment records from the National Archives.

Provenance

The John Thompson Letters were donated to the Archives by the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland via Ron Chepesiuk on February 3, 1983.

Copyright

For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

John Thompson Letters - Accession 491 - M204 (246)

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