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Ticknor, Horace (1836-1864) to father, mother, brother and sisters

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03523.30.10 Author/Creator: Ticknor, Horace (1836-1864) Place Written: Murfreesboro, Tennessee Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 June 1863 Pagination: 4 p. ; 18.7 x 23.2 cm.

Summary of Content: Ticknor writes to his family from camp on Stone River, Tennessee. Reports on the successful battle of Stone River that took place on 31 December 1862. Praises Union General William S. Rosecrans. Comments he is waiting to hear good news from Union General Ulysses S. Grant and his troops in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Informs that General William Rosecrans has between 50,000 and 75,000 troops ready to move. Mentions they were ordered to put seven days rations in their knapsacks and be ready to march at a moment's notice. Says they drill a little, play ball, pitch quarters and lounge. Expresses confidence "...that the Union will be restored again and that the old flag may wave more bold and daring than ever..."

Background Information: Ticknor enlisted 20 August 1861 in Illinois as a Corporal. He mustered into "K" Co., IL. 27th Infantry.

People: Ticknor, Horace L. ( 1836-1864 )
Rosecrans, William S. ( 1819-1898 )
Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesSoldier's LetterUnion Soldier's LetterAmerican FlagBattleBattle of Stones River (Murfreesboro)Union GeneralMilitary CampMilitary ProvisionsSports and GamesPatriotismConfederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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