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John Trimble, Maryville, Tenn., letter to brother [Michael Woods] Trimble, Port Gibson, Mississippi Territory, July 18, 1813.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2017.001

Scope and Contents

Letter from John Trimble, Maryville, Tenn., to W or M Trimble [his brother Michael Woods Trimble], Port Gibson, Jefferson County, Mississippi Territory, July 18, 1813. ALS 1 pc. (2 pp.). (small holes; some tape). Recounts his tour of duty in East Florida with East Tennessee troops commanded by Col. John Williams of Knoxville. The troops destroyed Seminole towns (Feb. 7-23) which had been invading and pillaging citizens in Georgia. The East Tennessee troops were dismissed after the campaign and returned to Knoxville and were mustered out of service in March 1813. (Killed 2 Indians and took seven...; John M. Smith killed; describes battle). (Notes from Steve Cotham: The East Tennessee Volunteers under Col. John Williams of Knoxville each had to have a strong horse, a musket or rifle, a brace of pistols, a tomahawk and a butcher's knife and also to be dressed in black. They were described as "the finest looking men for the number I have seen together--They go firmly resolved to act." These men marched 600 miles without pay until they were mustered in U. S. military service. Their campaign was short and successful. )

Dates

  • 1813

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at mcclung-archivist@knoxlib.org

Extent

1 folder

General

Scanned and added to the Digital Collection, January 2017.
Title
John Trimble, Maryville, Tenn., letter to brother [Michael Woods] Trimble, Port Gibson, Mississippi Territory, July 18, 1813.
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script

Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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