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Captain William E. Merrill's Rail Road Bridges and Tunnels Document

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3844

This collection includes a lithograph broadside listing of railroad bridges and tunnels compiled by Captain William E. Merrill for the Army of the Cumberland in 1864. This document details bridge and tunnel information along railroad lines in Georgia and Tennessee.

Dates

  • 1864

Language

This document is in English.

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 (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection contains a lithograph document compiled by Captain William E. Merrill in 1864 featuring records of bridges and tunnels along the railway between Georgia and Tennessee.

Biographical/Historical Note

William Emery Merrill was born at Fort Howard, Wisconsin on October 11, 1837. Merrill was Chief Topographical Engineer of the Army of the Cumberland, which he was assigned to in 1863. In 1859 he graduated at the top of his class from West Point and continued his education as an assistant to a professor of engineering there. He was notable for his engineering accomplishments while working for the government. He died in Illinois on December 14, 1891.

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