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L. J. Swiney Discharge Documents and Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3409

The first document in this collection (signed by Captain Alfred A. Dysart and approved by Colonels James W. Starnes and William S. McLemore) indicates that L. J. Swiney has been honorably discharged from the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment (CSA) by reason of a substitute. Another paper (singed by Colonel John S. Scott) indicates how much pay Swiney is due and a letter (signed by William M. Robinson and approved by Colonels James W. Starnes and William S. McLemore) instates Richard H. Bryant as Swiney's substitute. Finally, this collection houses a copy of a photograph taken in Lynchburg, Tennessee showing the 3rd and 4th Tennessee Cavalry (CSA), which served as Nathan Bedford Forrest's escort staff.

Dates

  • 1862 September 26-June 27, circa 1900

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

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

The first document in this collection (signed by Captain Alfred A. Dysart and approved by Colonels James W. Starnes and William S. McLemore) indicates that L. J. Swiney has been honorably discharged from the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment (CSA) by reason of a substitute. Another paper (singed by Colonel John S. Scott) indicates how much pay Swiney is due and a letter (signed by William M. Robinson and approved by Colonels James W. Starnes and William S. McLemore) instates Richard H. Bryant as Swiney's substitute. Finally, this collection houses a copy of a photograph taken in Lynchburg, Tennessee showing the 3rd and 4th Tennessee Cavalry (CSA), which served as Nathan Bedford Forrest's escort staff.

Biographical/Historical Note

Littleberry J. Swiney was born in Giles County, Tennessee in January of 1832. He married Mary Frances Haslip on January 21, 1851 in Marshall County, Tennessee, and the couple had at least eleven children: Josephine C., Sallie A., Virginia Caroline, A. V., Mollie J., Adolphus M., Susan M., John S., Robert E. L., Swanson, and Dysart. Swiney enlisted in Company D of the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment (CSA) on November 16, 1861 and was honorably discharged by reason of a substitute on September 26, 1862. After the war, Swiney returned to Tennessee, where he died in the early 1900s.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased these documents in February of 2010.

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