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13th Tennessee Cavalry Monthly Return of Clothing and Camp and Garrison Equipage

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1422
In this return, Lieutenant R. H. M. Donnelly enumerates the clothing and equipment (including tools, beds, tents, and books) in the possession of Company D of the 13th Tennessee Cavalry (USA) as of March 1864. At the time the report was written, the unit was stationed in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1864 March

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

In this return, Lieutenant R. H. M. Donnelly enumerates the clothing and equipment (including tools, beds, tents, and books) in the possession of Company D of the 13th Tennessee Cavalry (USA) as of March 1864. At the time the report was written, the unit was stationed in Nashville, Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Henry McMullin Donnelly was born to William and Sarah (McQueen) Donnelly in Virginia on January 2, 1835. He married Eliza Jane Allen (1840-1906) on April 15, 1860, and the couple had seventeen children. During the Civil War, Donnelly served as an officer with Company D of the 13th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. After the war ended, the family settled in Rheatown (Greene County) Tennessee. Robert H. M. Donnelly died on March 4, 1927 and is buried in Rheatown Cemetery.

The 13th Tennessee Cavalry Regiment was organized at Strawberry Plains, Gallatin, and Nashville, Tennessee in October of 1863. They served in Kentucky until early 1864, when they were transferred to Nashville. Here, they served in the city and on the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad until late 1864, when they were sent to East Tennessee. They participated in a number of engagements before being assigned to Stoneman's Expedition into Southwest Virginia in March of 1865. The unit was later returned to East Tennessee, where they remained until mustering out on September 5, 1865.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this return in October of 1986.

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