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Dr. R. B. Rosenburg Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2477

This collection contains research material (photocopies of documents, transcriptions of originals, correspondence, illustrations, and articles) surrounding Dr. R. B. Rosenburg's For the Sake of My Country: The Diary of Col. W. W. Ward, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, Morgan's Brigade, CSA. Included in folder 1 are photocopies of documents pertaining to the 9th Tennessee Cavalry, transcriptions of original correspondences, and a Tribute of Respect to the memory of the Honorable William W. Ward, reported by the Smith County Circuit Court in Carthage, Tennessee. Included in folder 2 are the personal correspondences of Dr. R. B. Rosenburg pertaining to the publication of For the Sake of My Country.

For Rosenburg's edited diary of William Walker Ward, For the Sake of My Country: The Diary of Col. W. W. Ward, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, Morgan's Brigade, CSA, see Rare Books E. 579.6 9th .W36 1992.

Dates

  • 1984-1992

Conditions Governing Access

Collections are stored offsite, and a minimum of 2 business days are needed to retrieve these items for use. Researchers interested in consulting any of the collections are advised to contact Special Collections.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright interests in this collection remain with the creator. For more information, contact the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection contains research material (photocopies of documents, transcriptions of originals, correspondence, illustrations, and articles) from 1984 to 1992 surrounding Dr. R. B. Rosenburg's For the Sake of My Country: The Diary of Col. W. W. Ward, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, Morgan's Brigade, CSA.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dr. R. B. Rosenburg worked as both as a research assistant professor and assistant editor of the Andrew Johnson Papers Project at the University of Tennessee.

William Walker Ward (b. October 5, 1825-d. April 10 1871) enlisted as a private in the 7th Tennessee Infantry on May 20, 1861 and served in Virginia under General Stonewall Jackson. After a medical furlough home to Dixon Springs, Tennessee, Ward joined Morgan's Cavalry. He quickly rose from Sergeant to Captain to Colonel commanding the 9th Tennessee Cavalry. Ward led his regiment in many battles, skirmishes, and raids in Tennessee and Kentucky before he, Morgan, and most of their men were captured during the Great Northern Raid across Indiana and Ohio in 1863.

Arrangement

Collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

These materials were donated to Special Collections in July 1992.

Repository Details

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

Contact:
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480