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Alfred E. Waldo Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3184
Abstract

A single letter, written October 26, 1863, by Alfred Edward Waldo to his parents. In the letter, he details the defense of Knoxville, Tennessee against General James Longstreet's attack as well as writing of his rations and requesting for new clothes.

Dates: 1863 October 26

Charles H. Roney Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3775
Abstract

Two letters from Sgt. Charles H. Roney of the Union Army to his parents, written on April 13, 1862, and June 30, 1862. He tells his parents of his company's plans to capture the Cumberland Gap and of his pay that he intends on sending home to them.

Dates: 1862 April 13, June 30

David W. Humphrey Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3105
Abstract

This collection houses two letters from David Humphrey (signed D. W. H.) to Julia written from Union Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 26 and December 17 of 1862. The letters discuss life in camp, General Rosecrans' good performance, family news, news of the war in Tennessee and Virginia, food being sent by the family to camp, Humphrey's desire to return home, and his love for Julia.

Dates: 1862 November 26, December 17

Emmanuel Cave Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2158
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter dated June 19, 1862, from Emmanuel Cave of the 69th Ohio Infantry to his wife Susan. Cave writes of the eight-day march that his regiment just completed.

Dates: 1862 June 19

Felix Kirk Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2152
Abstract

Felix Kirk wrote this letter to his father, John Kirk, from Knoxville on November 14, 1861. In it, he discuses a recent illness, mentions some old union devil who burned a bridge, and describes his unit's recent activities in Chattanooga and Knoxville. The reverse of the letter's final page bears a printed poem entitled Dixie: Southrons, hear your Country Call You!

Dates: 1861 November 14

Francis and Harriet Ferguson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2125
Abstract

This collection of letters exchanged by Francis and Harriet Ferguson deals with life on both the battle and home fronts during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1864-1865

George Laubach Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2160
Abstract

This collection contains a letter, dated April 5, 1865 from Spring Camp close to Knoxville, Tenn., from George Laubach of the 10th Michigan Cavalry to Mariette Hutchins in Michigan. Laubach discusses news from home and describes his surroundings in East Tennessee.

Dates: 1865 April 5

George W. Douglas Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2142
Abstract

In a letter written February 4, 1865 from the Officers' Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., to Colonel Cross, George W. Douglas writes concerning his desire for an artifical leg to help him walk.

Dates: 1865 February 4

George W. Ross Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2151
Abstract

In this letter to his sister, Rebecca F. Ross, George W. Ross relates news about his service with the Indiana 8th Cavalry.

Dates: 1863 November 15

Harry C. Cushing Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1334
Abstract This collection consists primarily of two sets of letters that Harry C. Cushing wrote to his mother, father, and friend Ned Atwell while serving in the U.S. Civil War. The first set of letters is composed of photocopies of original letters held at the Rhode Island Historical Society. The second set are originals written between September 1860 and November 1864 and include the letters that Cushing wrote while stationed in Tennessee from November 1862 to March 1864. Many of these documents...
Dates: 1861 October 1-1865 January 1, undated

Henry A. Colvin Special Order

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2140
Abstract

This document instructs Henry Colvin to go to Decatur, Alabama from Nashville, Tennessee and procure missing rolls and returns for Tennessee.

Dates: 1865

J. C. Gates Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2155
Abstract

This collection consists of an April 11, 1864, letter from Union soldier J. C. Gates in Ringgold, Ga., to his wife in Ohio. Gates mentions the arrival of Col. Brownlow and the East Tennessee Cavalry and discusses the fish supply in the local rivers.

Dates: 1864 April 11

J. S. Hanna Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3168
Abstract

A handwritten letter from J. S. Hanna to an unknown recipient written circa November 24, 1862 from Fort Saunderson, Bolivar, TN. The letter discusses his time at his time at the fort including sickness and weather.

Dates: circa 1862 November 24

James Cooper Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2162
Abstract

This collection contains a letter from Confederate soldier Jason Cooper, dated December 5, 1863 from Dalton, Ga. To his dear friend Farley, Cooper writes about the Confederate evacuation of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Dates: 1863 December 5

James Pritchard Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2154
Abstract

In this letter written from Waverly, Tenn., and dated February 16, 1864, James E. Pritchard of the 8th Iowa Cavalry writes to his brother John. He comments that the Rebels will never regain a hold on East Tennessee, noting that in Waverly, 300 Confederates surrendered and took the oath of allegiance.

Dates: 1864 February 16

John McNickle Laird Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2130
Abstract

John McNickle Laird, Jr. of the Ohio 124th Infantry Regiment (U. S.) writes to his mother, Julia Laird, from a camp near Knoxville, Tennessee and from Marietta, Georgia.

Dates: 1863-1864

John Scott Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2133
Abstract

According to Lieutenant Colonel John Scott, Colonel Nelson G. Williams of the 3rd Iowa Regiment incorrectly and maliciously reported Second Lieutenant Benton A. Mathews, Second Lieutenant Ole A. Anderson, and Lieutenant Colonel Mathew M. Trumbull of Company D as well as Captain Emilius I. Weiser of Company I as deserters. He calls for an investigation so that these men, who had been wounded and served valiantly, might have their records corrected.

Dates: 1862

John W. Fox Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2139
Abstract

This collection consists of one original letter and one reprinted letter written by John W. Fox that discuss his life in the army and his religious faith.

Dates: 1864

John W. Hammer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2134
Abstract

While encamped in the Cumberland Ford area of Knox County, Tenn., John W. Hammer serving in the 16th Ohio Infantry Company K writes to a friend named Annie. In this letter dated June 4, 1862, he describes the fortifications that are in place to protect them from the Confederates. His company moves toward the Confederate camps and skirmishes occur.

Dates: 1862 June 4

Joseph and Martha Stewart Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3046
Abstract

This collection contains two letters written on one sheet of paper. The first, from Martha Stewart to her husband Joseph (dated November 30, 1864) details the daily happenings in Franklin Square, Ohio. The second, from hospitalized Joseph in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to his wife and children (dated December 24-25, 1864) discusses the Battle of Nashville.

Dates: 1864 November 30-December 25

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Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 21
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 20
Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence. 9
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence. 8
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Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 6
Correspondence. 5
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns. 3
Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Cavalry Battalion, 1st. 2
Cumberland Gap Campaign, 1862. 2
Knox County (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
Soldiers -- Alabama -- Correspondence. 2
Soldiers -- Iowa -- Correspondence. 2
Soldiers -- Michigan -- Correspondence. 2
Soldiers -- Pennsylvania -- Correspondence. 2
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal Narratives, Confederate. 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals. 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care. 2
Bolivar (Tenn.) -- History. 1
Chattanooga (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
Confederate States of America. Army -- History. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 1st. 1
Cumberland County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
Cumberland Gap (Tenn.) 1
Florida -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
Fort Sanders, Battle of, Knoxville, Tenn., 1863. 1
Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
Loudon County (Tenn.) 1
Nashville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
Soldiers -- Florida -- Correspondence. 1
Soldiers -- Georgia -- Correspondence. 1
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Correspondence. 1
Soldiers -- Indiana -- Correspondence. 1
Soldiers -- Massachusetts -- Correspondence. 1
Soldiers -- Ohio. 1
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals. 1
Tennessee -- Social life and customs. 1
Tennessee, East -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate. 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories -- Pennsylvania Infantry -- 111th. 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. 1
United States. Army. Artillery Regiment, 4th. 1
United States. Army. Indiana Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1863-1865). 1
United States. Army. Iowa Cavalry Regiment, 7th (1861-1864). 1
United States. Army. Iowa Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1863-1865). 1
United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1864). 1
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 10th (1863-1865). 1
United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 11th (1861-1864) 1
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 102nd (1861-1865) 1
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 124th (1861-1864). 1
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 16th (1861-1864). 1
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 1st (1861-1864). 1
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 69th (1861-1865). 1
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 90th (1861-1864). 1
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 111th (1862-1865). 1
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 78th (1861-1865). 1
United States. Army. Rhode Island Light Artillery Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). 1
United States. Army. Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, 12th (1861-1865). 1
United States. Army. Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1862-1865). 1
United States. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865). 1
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
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