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George W. Dyer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0054

This collection houses two items documenting George W. Dyer's activities during the close of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction. The first is a pass issued under the authority of Brigadier General Samuel P. Carter (then serving as the Provost Marshal General of East Tennessee) indicating that the guards should allow Dyer to pass through to Kentucky. The second is a certificate showing that Dyer is a registered voter, has produced the required two competent witnesses who are known "to have been at all times unconditional Union men to swear that he has never been guilty of any of the disqualifications specified in the Act of May 3d, 1866, and so may be allowed to vote."

Dates

  • 1864 January 20, 1866 August 23

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 Special Collections.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection houses two items documenting George W. Dyer's activities during the close of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction. The first is a pass issued under the authority of Brigadier General Samuel P. Carter (then serving as the Provost Marshal General of East Tennessee) indicating that the guards should allow Dyer to pass through to Kentucky. The second is a certificate showing that Dyer is a registered voter and is allowed to vote because he produced two loyal Union witnesses.

Biographical/Historical Note

George Washington Dyer was born to Abraham and Docia Eliza (Courtney) Dyer in Greene County, Tennessee on September 26, 1827. He married Sarah Jane Kirkpatrick on October 12, 1854, and the couple had seven known children: Mary Louisa, Pleasant Lafayette, James Thomas, Joseph Buell, Jacob Nathan, Martha Sarah Jane, and William Grant. Dyer died on February 24, 1893 in Tennessee and is buried in Bent Creek Cemetery.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Repository Details

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

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