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The Old 19th Tennessee Regiment, C.S.A.

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1364

This collection consists of a bound, handwritten, and illustrated memoir, written by W. J. Worsham, recording the history of the Old 19th Tennessee Regiment of the Confederate States of America, which was based in Knoxville, Tennessee. The book was dedicated in 1902 to the survivors and fallen soldiers of the regiment, according to a written note from the author.

The beginning of the book discusses the location and organization of the regiment, including officers and companies. The remainder of the book is primarily a first-person narrative where the author describes his experience being in this regiment during the Civil War as they traveled and fought in battles. An appendix lists a general report of the regiment and officers, describing what became of them, including casualties.

The book is divided into twenty-five chapters, and each page is titled and dated. There are also some illustrations, mostly maps indicating battle locations and strategies, as well as related photographs and cut-out images. Casualties are listed after many of the battles' descriptions, and notes in the margins and on paper inserts supplement the main text for clarification.

Dates

  • 1902

Language

This material is written 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

0.25 Linear Feet (1 folder)

Abstract

This collection consists of a bound, handwritten, and illustrated memoir, written by W. J. Worsham, recording the history of the Old 19th Tennessee Regiment of the Confederate States of America, which was based in Knoxville, Tennessee. The book was dedicated in 1902 to the survivors and fallen soldiers of the regiment, according to a written note from the author.

Biographical/Historical Note

Born January 26, 1840, in Knoxville, Tennessee, Dr. William J. Worsham was a soldier and chief musician in the 19th Regiment of Tennessee, then part of the Confederate States of America, during the Civil War. In 1868, he received his medical degree from Washington University and went on to become a pharmacist. He died May 21, 1914, at his home in Knoxville, and is buried in Old Gray Cemetery.

Arrangement

This collection is in one folder.

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