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Davis Tillson Note

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2220

In a January 20, 1864, note from Knoxville, Brigadier General Davis Tillson states that Mr. Mayberry has permission to take female slaves and children under the age of fifteen found within the city limits to his farm.

Dates

  • 1864 January 20

Conditions Governing Access

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Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

0.1 Linear Feet

Abstract

In a January 20, 1864, note from Knoxville, Tenn., Brigadier General Davis Tillson, Chief of Artillery for the Department of the Ohio, states that Mr. Mayberry has permission to take slaves found within the city limits to his farm.

Biographical/Historical Note

A Rockland, Maine native, Davis Tillson was named Chief of Artillery for fortifications in the Department of the Ohio on March 29, 1863. In this position, he had charge of the defenses for Cincinnati and the Louisville and Nashville railroads. In December 1863, he was ordered to Knoxville, where he served until his transfer to the Department of the Cumberland in early 1865. After the close of the Civil War, Tillson took charge of the Freedmen’s Bureau in Memphis and later in Georgia.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections in February 1997.

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