The Harrison Family Papers are comprised of 17 personal letters written primarily between Mr. J. S. Harrison and his wife, Julia E. Harrison during
his enlistment. Letters from Julila and Mr. Harrison’s family are also included; a letter from Sallie (unknown relation) to
a Mr. West; and one from Sallie writing to her husband.
Mr. J. S. Harrison, from Liberty, Tennessee, fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War where he served as a surgeon
and later a commissary.Dr. J. S. Harrison was born May 8, 1831 in Wilson County, Tennessee to father Edmon R. harrison and mother R. S. Harrison.
He attended the Union Academy in Wilson County moving on to Alpine College in Rome, Tennessee. After graduating, Harrison
attended the Medical College in Nashville from 1854 to 1855, graduating with a degree in medicine in 1855. Harrison began
practicing medicine out of Liberty, Tennessee in October, 1855.
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