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Robert C. Hornsby Narrative

Identifier: CSWS-0185

  • Staff Only

This collection contains the personal narrative of World War II veteran Colonel Robert C. Hornsby. Hornsby wrote his narrative, "World War II Military Intelligence Activities in Miami, Florida" in 1986. The narrative recounts Hornsby’s time serving during World War II with the Censorship Team of Army Reserves in Miami, Florida, and then later as a Military Intelligence Officer.


  • 1986


The material in this collection 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.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder)


This collection contains the personal narrative of World War II veteran Colonel Robert C. Hornsby.

Biographical/Historical Note

Robert Carlock Hornsby was born in Athens, Tennessee, in 1902. He served as a member of the Tennessee National Guard and the Army Reserve. He was called to active duty in 1941 and sent to Miami, Florida, where he served as a Postal Intelligence Agent. He died in 2002 at age 99. He is buried in Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.


This collection consists of a single folder.

Previous Citation

This collection was previously listed as part of MS.1314. Robert Hornsby was previously identified as Robert Hornsley.

Acquisition Note

This collection was donated through the University of Tennessee’s Center for the Study of War and Society.

Repository Details

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

University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville TN 37996 USA