Tennessee State Guard Broadside
This small leaflet responds to citizen concerns by assuring them that the State Guard will in no way molest law abiding citizens. They will aid civil officers in arresting and prosecuting rebels, robbers, and assassins in order to make it safe for loyal citizens and their property. It closes by saying that the State Guard will remain for as long as the outlaws are allowed by the local authorities to continue to run at large. It is signed in print by Wm O. Rickman, Capt. Co. H, 1st Regt., Tenn. State Guards.
- 1867 May 7
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This small leaflet responds to citizen concerns by assuring them that the State Guard will in no way molest law abiding citizens.
William O. Rickman was born on August 27, 1833, in Marshall County, Tennessee to Richard S. and Mary (Jones) Rickman. He married Nancy A. White in 1852, and they had at least two children, Prestley and William. Rickman mustered into the 5th Tennessee Cavalry on November 10, 1862, and was appointed captain on April 22, 1863. After the War, he was sent to Pulaski, Tennessee to protect Unionist civilians. He was cited as one of the most reliable officers in the State Guard and was sent to Nashville for the 1867 election. Rickman died on January 8, 1868 or 1869.
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Special Collections purchased this broadside in 1992.