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Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Letters

Identifier: MS-2216

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The Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Letters, 1863-1865, consist of four Civil War letters -- three to Mackay and one from Mackay. The letters concern the distribution of supplies and the difficulties faced in rebuilding the Chattanooga water works after the war's conclusion.


  • 1863-1865

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The Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Letters Collection is composed of four letters -- three to Mackay and one from Mackay -- describing the distribution of supplies for the Army of the Cumberland and the rebuilding of the Chattanooga water works after the Civil War.

Biographical/Historical Note

Andrew Jackson Mackay was born on August 7th, 1827 in Caledonia, New York. Mackay settled in Texas before the Civil War but returned east after enlisting as a captain in the Union Army. He quickly moved up the ranks and was appointed the Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Cumberland. As the Chief Quartermaster, Mackay's primary duty was to provide supplies to the cavalry soldiers in the region. Mackay returned to his birthplace, New York, after his service in the Civil War. Mackay died on January 18th, 1901.


Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections in August 1995.

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