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Lieutenant Frank C. Lovejoy Civil War Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3570

This collection consists of several documents pertaining to the 3rd Regiment Cavalry U.S. Colored Troops of Vicksburg, Mississippi and to First Lieutenant Frank C. Lovejoy of the 3rd Regiment. Many of the letters pertain to accusations made against Lovejoy about him improperly enlisting recruits and overstaying a leave of absence. Some letters praise his service, and some are letters of introduction and nominations for promotions. Almost all of the letters are signed by white officers in black regiments. The documents in the collection include a military circular, a military pass, and documents dealing with appraisals of captured horses. The collection also includes documents pertaining to Lovejoy's time as a carpetbagger in the South, including annual expenses of plantations and expenses of workers. There are also a few land contracts in the collection, along with a poem about Civil War soldiers. The collection dates between June 7, 1863, and March 23, 1879.

Dates

  • 1863 June 7-1879 March 23

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 the Special Collections Library.

Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

This collection consists of several documents pertaining to the 3rd Regiment Cavalry U.S. Colored Troops of Vicksburg, Mississippi and to First Lieutenant Frank C. Lovejoy of the 3rd Regiment. Many of the letters pertain to accusations made against Lovejoy about him improperly enlisting recruits and overstaying a leave of absence. The documents in the collection include a military circular, a military pass, and documents dealing with appraisals of captured horses. The collection also includes documents pertaining to Lovejoy's time as a carpetbagger in the South, including annual expenses of plantations and expenses of workers. There are also a few land contracts in the collection, along with a poem about Civil War soldiers. The collection dates between June 7, 1863, and March 23, 1879.

Biographical/Historical Note

Frank C. Lovejoy mustered into the Union Army's 3rd Regiment Cavalry U.S. Colored Troops in October 1863, which was stationed in and around Vicksburg, Mississippi. Lovejoy served as a first lieutenant. In late 1864, Lovejoy was accused of enlisting recruits improperly as well as overstaying a leave of absence. He mustered out of the 3rd Regiment Cavalry in November 1864. After the war, Lovejoy became a carpetbagger.

Arrangement note

This collection consists of one folder.

Acquisition Note

This collection was purchased by Special Collections in February of 2012.

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