Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: John H. Dinwiddie Letter
Series Number: MS10-92
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on September 7, 2010.
Date Listed: September 7, 2010
Date Span: 1862
Size of Collection: 0.10 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 legal size file folder. 1 item.
Type of Material: Correspondence.
Condition of Material: Good.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: John H. Dinwiddie was a soldier in the 6th Missouri Cavalry during the American Civil War. He was born in Hardin County, Tennessee in 1837. He enlisted in the Union Army on January 28, 1862 at Tuscumbia, Missouri and was mustered into service on February 15, 1862 at Rolla, Missouri. He died of sickness on February 4, 1863.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of a photocopied letter written by John H. Dinwiddie to his brother William K. Dinwiddie from a military camp near Helena, Arkansas (Camp Prentiss) on September 13, 1862. The letter discusses his health conditions, family issues and his fear of being killed in battle. He writes that he survived “several fights” and anxiously awaits the end of hostilities.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
Dinwiddie, John H., 1837-1863.
United States. Army. Missouri Cavalry Regiment, 6th (1862-1865)
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Personal narratives.
Camp Prentiss (Ark.)