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Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Papers

Identifier: MS-2254

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The two items in the Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Papers, 1863, demonstrate the type of paperwork received through the quartermaster's office. In account record pages from February 1863, officials maintained a list of expenses paid as well as notes on property and vouchers received or not received.

The second item, a letter from Captain C. K. Smith dated December 15, 1863, describes the opening of a new coal mine in the Kelly's Landing area. Additionally, Smith tells Mackay that "none of the articles you promised the Superintendent should be forwarded have yet to come to hand," and he complains of "the want of Lumber, Oil, Tools &c., a list of which he furnished you some time ago."


  • 1863

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The Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Papers, 1863, consist of account record pages showing items purchased or not received during February 1863 and a December 15, 1863 letter outlining the opening of a new coal mine near Kelly's Landing and the want of supplies in the area.

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew Jackson Mackay was born on August 7th, 1827 in Caledonia, New York. Mackay settled in Texas before the Civil War but returned east after enlisting as a captain in the Union Army. He quickly moved up the ranks and was appointed the Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Cumberland. As the Chief Quartermaster, Mackay's primary duty was to provide supplies to the cavalry soldiers in the region. Mackay returned to his birthplace, New York, after his service in the Civil War. Mackay died on January 18th, 1901.


Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in May 1998.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA