Skip to main content

A.W. Farmer Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SM 06-03
Two (2) letters from A.W. Farmer to his “Dear wife,” A.E. Farmer, during his service in the Thomas Legion in the Civil War. The first letter was addressed from Carter County in eastern Tennessee and dated April 7, 1863. The second letter was addressed from Freedom, also with an eastern Tennessee location indicated, and dated June 30, 1863.



Ambrose Weston Farmer (1831 – 1908) and Artie Elizabeth Allen Farmer (1840 – 1871) married on January 27, 1857. Farmer enlisted in the Thomas Legion on July 19, 1862. The reference in the April 7 letter to “little cat” (sic little Kate) is to the couple’s second child, Katherine, who died March 31, 1862, at the age of three.

Dates

  • 1863

Condition Description

Fragile

Conditions Governing Use

No publication fee is made for use of Western Carolina University Library special collections material in scholarly publications. The Library retains sole right to judge what constitutes a non-scholarly or commercial publication. Permission to publish commercially, in circumstances where the Library is qualified to grant it, requires proper authorization. Please contact Special Collections at specialcollections@wcu.edu for more information.

Extent

2 Files