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John E. Toole Pass Voucher

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3482

This pass, issued on the authority of Colonel and Provost Marshal John E. Toole on January 29, 1864, authorizes the travel of J. T. Maggison, horses, and wagons from Bristol, Tennessee to Lynchburg, Virginia.

Dates

  • 1864 January 29

Conditions Governing Access

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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

This pass, issued on the authority of Colonel and Provost Marshal John E. Toole on January 29, 1864, authorizes the travel of J. T. Maggison, horses, and wagons from Bristol, Tennessee to Lynchburg, Virginia.

Biographical/Historical Note

John Edwards Toole was born on September 15, 1823 in Tennessee. Before the Civil War, he worked as a lawyer in Blount County and owned up to eight slaves. Toole married Jane C. Pope (d. 1872) on February 13, 1845 and the couple had at least six children: John Edwards (1845-1918), Charlie, Eliza J. (1849-1909), Theresa E. (1859-1924), Lizzie B. (Toole) Martin (d. 1911), Gertrude, and Ruth.

Toole enlisted in the Confederate Army as Captain of Company B of the 39th Tennessee Mounted Volunteers on February 17, 1862. General E. K. Smith assigned him to work as Assistant Provost Marshal of the Department of East Tennessee under Colonel W. M. Churchwell on June 1, 1862 and he replaced Churchwell as Provost Marshal after Churchwell's death on August 18. Toole retained this position until the Department of East Tennessee merged with the Department of Tennessee in July of 1863. He was appointed Provost Marshal of Bristol, Tennessee in January of 1864. Toole held this position until approximately March of 1864 and attempted to secure a position as a Judge on the Confederate Military Court before the end of the War. After the War ended, Toole returned to his family in Tennessee and later relocated to Troup County, Georgia. Toole died on May 12, 1885.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this pass in April of 2011.

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