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Tennessee State Guard Broadside

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3581

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.

Dates

  • 1867 May 7

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 small leaflet responds to citizen concerns by assuring them that the State Guard will in no way molest law abiding citizens.

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Arrangement

This collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Special Collections purchased this broadside in 1992.

Repository Details

Part of the Betsey B. Creekmore Special Collections and University Archives, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Repository

Contact:
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA
865-974-4480