John W. Tuttle papers, 1860-1867

Descriptive Summary

Title
John W. Tuttle papers, 1860-1867
Creator
Tuttle, John W. (John William), 1837-1927.
Extent
1 volume, 1 reel
Subjects
Tuttle, John W. (John William), 1837-1927.
Tuttle, P. W.
United States.--Army.--Kentucky Volunteer Infantry, 3rd.--Company H.
Social history.
Family--Social life and customs.
Shiloh, Battle of, 1862.
Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Lookout Mountain (Tenn.), Battle of, 1863
Actions and defenses.
Bankruptcy--Court.
Lawyers.
Soldiers.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
Wayne County (Ky.).
Monticello (Ky.).
Diaries.
Correspondence
Arrangement
1M69M40; 1F51M-45, arranged chronologically.
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff ; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Lawyer, soldier. John W. Tuttle, a Wayne County lawyer before the Civil War, spent most of the war years in Company H of the 3rd Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. Promoted to the rank of Captain by the end of the war, Tuttle saw action at the battles of Shiloh, Lookout Mountain, and Atlanta. After the war, Tuttle returned to Monticello, Kentucky, where he presided over the bankruptcy court for almost 50 years.
Scope and Content
The manuscript is a bound typescript of the diary. The volume contains a bound typescript of a diary kept by John W. Tuttle, the majority of which covers the Civil War and Tuttle's days in the United States Army. Tuttle's diary before the war documents his social life, his reading matter, family matters and his legal work. The part of the diary kept during the war is full of detail and concerns troop movements, army life, battles, his duties as an officer, his illnesses, his wounds, army hospitals and socal life. The post-war diary concerns his clients, local politics and social life. Included in the front of the diary is a letter from Tuttle's son, P. W. Tuttle, outlining his father's life after the close of the war. The microfilm is a copy of the original diary.

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Conditions Governing Access
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