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B. F. James Notebook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2229

The B. F. James Notebook, ca. 1865-1871, contains an account of the military actions of James, a Sergeant with the 51st Consolidated Tennessee Infantry (Confederate), as well as account information from the late 1860's and early 1870's.

The 26-page account of James' military actions begins with his enlistment on November 28, 1861. James provides dates and locations for all of his military engagements. On November 25, 1863, he notes being taken prisoner and being sent to Rock Island Prison in Illinois. Finally, James describes his trip back home after his release from prison. Very little detail aside from dates and locations is provided.

The bulk of the notebook contains account information, listing amounts owed to or by James.

Dates

  • circa 1865-1871

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

Abstract

The B. F. James Notebook, ca. 1865-1871, contains an account of the military actions of James, a Sergeant with the 51st Consolidated Tennessee Infantry (Confederate), as well as records of James' business transactions from the late 1860's and early 1870's.

Biographical/Historical Note

B. F. James served as a Sergeant with the 51st Consolidated Tennessee Infantry (Confederate). After enlisting on November 28, 1861, James traveled through Chattanooga, Perryville, Knoxville, and Murfreesboro before being captured on November 25, 1863 between Cleveland and Chickamauga. He was transferred to Rock Island Prison in Illinois, where he remained until his release on April 18, 1865.

Arrangement

Collection consists of a single folder.

Acquisition Note

Collection was purchased by Special Collections in September 2003.

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