Andrew B. McTeer Appointment
This collection consists of one appointment letter signed by the Governor of Tennessee, Andrew Johnson to Andrew B. McTeer on November 17, 1863. The certificate was to inform Andrew McTeer that he had been promoted to 1st Lieutenant and Quartermaster in the Tennessee Volunteers Calvary.
- 1863 November 17
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0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)
This collection consists of one appointment letter signed by the governor of Tennessee, Andrew Johnson, to Andrew B. McTeer on November 17, 1863.
Andrew Bogle McTeer was born on September 5, 1820, in Ellejoy, Tennessee to William McTeer and Polly (Mary) Bogle. He was a blacksmith by trade and a farmer. He married Nancy Gamble in 1842 and the couple had six children. Andrew enlisted as a private in Company A, 3rd Tennessee U. S. Volunteers, in Maryville, Tennessee. On November 16, 1863, he was promoted to 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster. He was captured two days prior to his discharge date and was held for a year in Alabama. After McTeer was released, it took many years for him to receive back pay from the government for his service. Andrew McTeer died on June 13, 1865, and is buried in Blount County, Tennessee.