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Talbot Greene Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0058

This collection consists of a typescript copy of a 22-page memoir entitled The Bivouac: or, Life in the General Army of the Kentucky by Talbot Greene (sometimes spelled Talbert Green). This manuscript lists the officers and men of the 26th Tennessee Infantry (also called the 3rd East Tennessee Volunteers), documents life in the unit's camp, describes the places that the unit visited, provides reconstructions of the conversations of some of the soldiers, and prints transcriptions of various patriotic songs.

Dates

  • 1861

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 consists of a typescript copy of a 22-page memoir entitled The Bivouac: or, Life in the General Army of the Kentucky by Talbot Greene (sometimes spelled Talbert Green). This manuscript lists the officers and men of the 26th Tennessee Infantry (also called the 3rd East Tennessee Volunteers), documents life in the unit's camp, describes the places that the unit visited, provides reconstructions of the conversations of some of the soldiers, and prints transcriptions of various patriotic songs.

Biographical/Historical Note

Relatively little is known about Talbot Greene. He was born in approximately 1826 in Tennessee. He served with the Confederate 26th Tennessee Infantry (also called the 3rd East Tennessee Volunteers) during the Civil War. This unit was formed at Camp Lillard, Tennessee in September of 1861. Most of the unit's complement, including Greene, was captured at Fort Donelson on February 16, 1862 and sent to Johnson's Island Prision. Most of the men were recovered in prisioner exchanges, and the unit saw battle in the Murfreesboro and Atlanta campaigns. They were later involved in campaigns in North Carolina. After taking heavy losses throught their service, a the few remaining men surrendered in April of 1865. Greene's final fate is unknown.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single manuscript.

Acquisition Note

This collection is property of the University of Tennessee Libraries, Knoxville, Special Collections.

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