A. W. Farmer Civil War Letters


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Descriptive Summary





Repository: Western Carolina University Hunter Library Special Collections
Creator: Farmer, A. W. (Ambrose Weston), 1831-1908
Title: A. W. Farmer Civil War Letters, 1863
Language of Material: Material in English
Location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Hunter Library Special Collections.
Abstract: This collection contains two (2) letters written in 1863 from A. W. Farmer to his "Dear wife," A. E. Farmer, during his service in the Thomas Legion in the Civil War.
Extent: .1 linear feet



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Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research during Hunter Library's Special Collections business hours, or by appointment.

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Copyright Notice

Copyright for materials resides with the creators of the items in question, unless otherwise designated.

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], A. W. Farmer Civil War Letters, Special Collections, Western Carolina University Hunter Library, Cullowhee, NC, USA.

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Acquisitions Information


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Processing Information

Processed by George Frizzell, 2006 April
Encoded by Anna R. Craft, 2008 August

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Biographical Note

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 on March 31, 1862, at the age of three.

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Content and Scope

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.

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The collection is in single-folder arrangement.

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Online Catalog Headings

These and related materials may be found under the following headings in online catalogs.

Carter County (Tenn.)--History.
Confederate States of America. Army. Thomas Legion.
Farmer, A. W. (Ambrose Weston), 1831-1908.
Farmer, Artie Elizabeth Allen, 1840-1871.

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