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Tryon Family Papers,1861-1864

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Tryon Family Papers




The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USA

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Open to researchers.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Tryon Family Papers, 1861-1864, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society, Louisville.


0.33 cubic ft.

Scope and Content

Family of Louisville, Ky. Consists of letters from Lieutenant Frank Tryon, Company E, 2nd Regiment, First Kentucky Brigade, Confederate States Army, to his wife Julia Morselle Tryon, which cover his encampment at Fort Boone (Montgomery County, Tenn.), his capture at Fort Donelson, imprisonment at Camp Chase and near Sandusky, Ohio, exchange at Vicksburg, Miss., and the battle of Murfreesboro, where he was mortally wounded. His letters mention Louisville boys in the Confederate army, the death of Morris Montgomery, the capture of Curran Pope, marriage of John Hunt Morgan, George D. Prentice and his son, James Guthrie, members of the Clay Family, a Miss Wolf, William A. Meriwether, the jail in Louisville for rebel women, etc. Also included are letters to Mrs. Tryon from Ellen M. Floyd, Charles B. Avis, B. W. Wells, and Henry C. McDowell; a letter from D. S. Miller to Miss Mary Dunham, dated at Nashville, Tenn., 9 Apr. 1863, about Lieutenant Tryon's burial place; and Julia Tryon's certificate of membership in the First Presbyterian Church, Louisville, Ky., 17 Mar. 1864


  • Camp Chase (Ohio)-- History-- Sources.
  • Clay Family.
  • Fort Donelson (Tenn.), Battle of, 1862-- Sources.
  • Guthrie, James, 1792-1869.
  • McDowell, Henry Clay, 1832-1899.
  • Meriwether, Julia Morselle Tryon.
  • Montgomery, Morris, d. 1861.
  • Morgan, John Hunt, 1825-1864.
  • Murfreesboro (Tenn.), Battle of, 1862-1863-- Sources.
  • Pope, Curran, 1813-1862.
  • Prentice, George D. (George Denison), 1802-1870.
  • Tryon, Frank, d. 1863.
  • United States-- History-- Civil War, 1861-1865-- Prisoners and prisons-- Sources.

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