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A Mockingbird Sang at Chickamunga

Identifier: MS-0013

  • Staff Only

This collection consists of the original draft of A Mockingbird Sang at Chickamunga. These revisions are undated, but many of them do appear in the final publication.


  • undated

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.


0.1 Linear Feet (2 folders)


This collection contains an original undated draft of A Mockingbird Sang at Chickamunga.

Biographical/Historical Note

Alfred Leland Crabb was born on January 22, 1884 in Plum Springs, Kentucky. Crabb attended Peabody College at Vanderbilt where he earned his B.S. (1916) and his Ph.D. degrees (1925). Crabb then earned his M.A. from Columbia University (1921). He first taught at Western Kentucky University but in 1927 he was invited back to be Professor of Education at Peabody College. He remained there until his retirement in 1949.

Among being a teacher, Crabb was also a successful writer. Crabb Civil War trilogy comprised of Lodging at the Saint Cloud, A Mockingbird Sang at Chickamunga, and Home to Tennessee. All three novel focuses on the Civil War period in Tennessee. Alfred Crabb died in Lexington, Kentucky on October 1, 1979.


This collection consists of two folders.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated to Special Collections in April 1950.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA