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Guide to the R.M. Rucker Letter MSS.1951

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

2007

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2009
Collection Title:

R.M. Rucker Letter

Unit ID:

MSS.1951

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 letter, 1 page)

Dates:

1863 March 21

Abstract:

Letter from Confederate soldier stationed in Tullahoma, Tennessee, to his Mother in March of 1863, in which he refers to the fight at Murfreesboro and refers to Union soldiers stripping the people of their corn and stock.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of one letter from Confederate soldier, R.M. Rucker. Rucker wrote to his Mother in March of 1863 from Tullahoma, Tennessee. In the letter he refers to the fight at Murfreesboro and refers to Union soldiers stripping the people of their corn and stock.

Note: Envelope addressed to "Samuel R. Rucker," but the letter is addressed to "Mother."

Processing Information:

Processed by

Faith White and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2007

Preferred Citation:

R.M. Rucker Letter, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

gift of Wade Hall, 2004

Biographical/Historical note

R.M. Rucker was a private in the Confederate Army. In March of 1863 he was in Tullahoma, Tennessee, the headquarters for the Confederate Army of Tennessee in 1863. The Tullahoma Campaign in the summer of that year was a major turning point in the war that ultimately delivered middle Tennessee to the Union and opened the door to Atlanta.

Letter Box SC0001 Folder 1951.1

Letter from R. M. Rucker, Tullahoma, Tennessee to mother, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, March 31, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22224