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John E. Toole Pass Voucher

Identifier: MS-3482

This pass, issued on the authority of Colonel and Provost Marshal John E. Toole on January 29, 1864, authorizes the travel of J. T. Maggison, horses, and wagons from Bristol, Tennessee to Lynchburg, Virginia.

Dates: 1864 January 29

John Watkins Letters and Poem

Identifier: MS-1781

This collection consists primarily of two undated, fragmentary letters that John Watkins wrote during the Civil War. One is written on United States Sanitary Commission letterhead. These two items are accompanied by a poem entitled The Union, which Watkins apparently authored.

Dates: circa 1860s

Joseph Anderson Letter

Identifier: MS-3306
Abstract Senator Joseph Anderson wrote this letter to Secretary of War James McHenry in approximately 1800. In it, he provides a summary of a petition that the Tennessee State Legislature sent to Congress asking that the government explain its apparently unjustified actions in East Tennessee. According to Anderson, numerous white settlers have been expelled from their land because government's commissioners surveyed the boundary with the Cherokee Nation incorrectly and U. S. Army officers have...
Dates: circa 1800

LaReine Warden Clayton Research Material

Identifier: MS-1299

A collection of newspaper clippings, printed articles, and sketches used as research material by LaReine Warden Clayton. Most of the material relates to various historic sites, homes, and properties in the greater East Tennessee area.

Dates: circa 1970s-1980s

Letters of James Monroe Griffith

Identifier: MS-1002

This collection contains one typescript copy of James Monroe Griffith's letters to his son, George. Griffith's biographical letters to his son contain his known information about his ancestry, a recounting of the significant events in his life, and his service during the Civil War including travels and fighting in East Tennessee.

Dates: 1906-1907

Malinda Harmon Relief Act

Identifier: MS-3583

The U.S. Senate and House passed this act, giving Malinda Harmon almost $5000 in order to keep her land. Her husband, Jacob Harmon, and two of her sons had been caught by Confederate forces after burning a bridge for the Union Army at Lick Creek on November 8-9, 1861. They had acquired a debt in order to hire a lawyer, but were found guilty and hanged, leaving Malinda with five children and a mortgage.

Dates: 1871 January 21

Mary Jane Johnston Reynolds Letters

Identifier: MS-0246
Abstract This collection consists of photocopies of transcriptions of letters from Mary Jane Johnston Reynolds to her husband, Simeon Reynolds, who was serving with the Confederate 62nd Regiment of the Tennessee Mounted Infantry. At the time these letters were written, Mary Jane was living with her parents on the Johnston plantation in Loudon, Tennessee. They provide a description of life on the plantation during the first six months of 1864. The letters are prefaced with an introduction by Lucy...
Dates: 1864

Moses White Papers

Identifier: MS-3715

This collection consists of correspondence and speeches by Moses White documenting the history of East Tennessee and the University of Tennessee. Moses graduated from East Tennessee University with a degree in law in 1850 and was an elected member of the Board of Trustees at East Tennessee University in 1877.

Dates: 1796-1895

Noble B. Wiggins Letter

Identifier: MS-2873

A letter written by Corporal Noble B. Wiggins on August 7, 1862 at the 42nd Ohio Infantry's Camp Virginia, located outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He describes foraging expeditions and his company's acquisition of mules, horses, and food as well as their losses in men.

Dates: 1862 August 7

Pembroke S. Scott Letter

Identifier: MS-2223

In an October 27, 1863 letter to his brother Clark, Pembroke Scott, a private with the 118th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, describes food rations and skirmishes near Loudon, Tenn.

Dates: 1863 October 27

Phoebe Cross Letter

Identifier: MS-2863

This February 2, 1862, letter is from Phoebe Cross to her sister. In the letter, Cross describes her life and family in East Tennessee while her husband is at war.

Dates: 1862 February 2

Rosecrans Letter to Medical Dept. G. O. No. 2

Identifier: MS-3768

This letter is written by Rosecrans to a doctor at Medical Department Gen. Orders No. 2 on July 15th, 1863. It discusses military politics, the occupation of Knoxville by Bragg, and well wishes.

Dates: 1863 July 15

Roswell Kingsley Collection

Identifier: MS-0003

This collection consists of 25 letters relating to Roswell and Nannie Kingsley, their family members, and some of their friends written from 1850-1885. The correspondence provides insights into East Tennessee during the Civil War as well as a look at ex-Confederate home life.

Dates: 1850-1885

Samuel P. Johnson Papers

Identifier: MS-1243

This collection includes letters and a notebook of Samuel P. Johnson's, many of which detail his experiences during the Civil War.

Dates: 1844-1884

Stanley J. Folmsbee Papers

Identifier: MS-1381

This collection includes material from Stanley J. Folmsbee's work with the East Tennessee Historical Society and the research he conducted into East Tennessee history.

Dates: 1801-1971; Majority of material found within 1966-1971

Stanley J. Folmsbee Papers

Identifier: MS-1366

This collection consists primarily of manuscripts, notes, publications, correspondence, and other materials documenting Stanley J. Folmsbee's work with the University of Tennessee's History Department and with the East Tennessee Historical Society.

Dates: 1935-1974

Union Soldier's Letter from Knoxville

Identifier: MS-2247

In an October 29, 1863 letter to his friends and family at home in New Hampshire, John, a Union soldier in Knoxville, writes of traveling through East Tennessee.

Dates: 1863 October 29

W. Gibbs McAdoo Letter

Identifier: MS-2232

The W. Gibbs McAdoo letter, written November 8, 1860, describes the mood in Knoxville, Tenn., after Lincoln's election. He also tells of an incident in which someone tied a tin bucket and a note reading "Going out of the Union" to a dog and turned it loose on Gay Street.

Dates: 1860 November 8

William E. Bryan Account Book

Identifier: MS-0598

Account book for a general store located in Henry Crossroads, Tennessee. Dates in the book run from 1831 to 1848. Also includes what appears to be handwriting practice, probably from William Bryan's children.

Dates: 1831-1848

William Graham Ledger Book

Identifier: MS-2788

This collection contains a ledger book of William Graham of East Tennessee, dated 1857-1863. Entries include records of business transactions, monies spent, slaves bought and sold, county bonds owned (in Washington and Jefferson Counties), notes owned, private land sales, and settlement of accounts.

Dates: 1857-1863

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