Preservation and Special Collections Department, University of Memphis Libraries
The collection consists primarily of letters between Joseph G. Rhea (1837-1925) and his wife Mary (1844-1900), before and after they were married, beginning in 1860 and ending in 1865. Mostly they are of a personal nature but there is information on Rhea's military service with the Subsistence Department of Tennessee and the 62nd Tennessee Infantry of the Confederate Army.
"MSS0382. Joseph G. Rhea papers finding aid" (2021). Special Collections Finding Aids. 92.