1864 Nashville - Letter From Soldier's Brother - Camp Chase, Orders To Leave For Sale
1894 Nashville, Tennessee Civilian letter to his CONFEDERATE Brother
Up for sale is this ORIGINAL Civil War related letter out of NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. The writer , CHARLES P. REDDICK of Nashville, writes to his CONFEDERATE solider brother with pending news of local action and Civil War news from downtown Nashville. Nashville under turmoil and the BATTLE OF NASHVILLE less than less than 9 months away !!( Dec. 15-16, 1864 )
Early part of this 2 page handwritten letter states, " ... for I thought that by your silence that you had been removed from Camp Chase ". After that ,more personalfamily news.
Second page speaks of clearing civilians out of their home and businesses in Nashville. 2nd page states: " ..... they ( Union Officials ) also issued an order for all of us to leave town in 24 hours......". Full transcript in scan # 3. Guaranteed to be 100% genuine or your money back.
What I found about CHARLES P. REDDICK : born about 1833, married Julia Hawkins in July of 1855 and they had 4 children. This original handwritten letter is written in period black ink on unlined paper with no envelope. A few separation fold are happening at the folds. No age spots or discoloration. Size of letter is 5 by 8 inches. More research is need on this family and his friends mention here in this 1864 Nashville, Tennessee letter.
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- 1 History
- 2 The Lady in Gray
- 3 Camp Chase today
- 4 See also
- 5 References
- 6 External links
Camp Chase was a Civil War camp established in May 1861, on land leased by the U.S. Government. It served as a replacement for the much smaller Camp Jackson. The main entrance was on the National Road 4 miles (6.4km) west of Downtown Columbus, Ohio. Boundaries of the camp were present-day Broad Street (north), Hague Avenue (east), Sullivant Avenue (south), and near Westgate Avenue (west). Named for former Ohio Governor and Lincoln's Secretary of the Treasury Salmon P. Chase, it was a training camp for Ohio volunteer army soldiers, a parole camp, a muster outpost, and a prisoner-of-war camp. The nearby Camp Thomas served as a similar base for the Regular Army.Camp Chase Cemetery Monument.
As many as 150,000 Union soldiers and 25,000 Confederate prisoners passed through its gates from 1861–1865. By February 1865, over 9,400 men were held at the prison. More than 2,000 Confederates are buried in the Camp Chase Cemetery.
Four future Presidents passed through Camp Chase: Andrew Johnson, Rutherford B. Hayes, James Garfield, and William McKinley. It also held Confederates captured during Morgan's Raid in 1863, including Col. Basil W. Duke. Early in the war, the prison section held a group of prominent western Virginia and Kentucky civilians suspected of actively supporting secession, including former 3-term United States Congressman Richard Henry Stanton.
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