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Robert M. McIntire Collection of Confederate Material

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0122

This collection consists of an autograph book of Confederate officers' signatures, compiled by Captain Robert M. McIntire while a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island in Lake Erie from 1863 to 1865. The autographs are primarily from fellow prisoners, many of whom were captured at Gettysburg with McIntire. The collection also includes a twenty dollar bill issued by the Confederate States of America, two postcards featuring a silhouette of General Robert E. Lee on his horse Traveler, one postcard featuring The Only Confederate Drum Corps In Existence, and a Confederate battle flag pin.

Dates

  • 1863 May 12-1865 August 11, 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.

Extent

0.2 Linear Feet (2 folders)

Abstract

This collection consists of an autograph book of Confederate officers' signatures, compiled by Captain Robert M. McIntire while a prisoner of war at Johnson's Island in Lake Erie from 1863 to 1865. The collection also includes a twenty dollar bill issued by the Confederate States of America, two postcards featuring a silhouette of General Robert E. Lee on his horse Traveler, one postcard featuring The Only Confederate Drum Corps In Existence, and a Confederate battle flag pin.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Motier McIntire was born on April 1, 1836 in New Hanover County, North Carolina. He lived there working as a merchant until he enlisted in the Confederate Army on May 17, 1862 at age 26. He raised and served in Company C, 4th North Carolina Calvary Regiment as first lieutenant. The company operated under General Jeb Stuart and fought at Gettysburg. McIntire was captured on retreat from Gettysburg in Jack Mountain, Pennsylvania on July 4, 1863 and was first confined at Fort McHenry in Maryland until he was transferred to Fort Delaware in Delaware. While in captivity, McIntire was promoted captain on September 22, 1863. He was confined at Johnson's Island in Lake Erie, where he collected his autograph book, until March 14, 1865 when he was paroled and then exchanged at Coxes Landing, Virginia on March 22, 1865. McIntire was married to Sarah Lavinia McKay McIntire and had seven children, one of whom died in infancy. He died on April 17, 1933 in New Hanover County and is buried at Oakland Cemetery.

Arrangement

This collection consists of two folders.

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