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William H. Blake Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2860
Abstract

This letter, composed in 1862 at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., is written by William H. Blake, 3rd Iowa Volunteers, Company C, to his brother and discusses events leading to the Battle of Shiloh.

Dates: 1862

William H. Green Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2897
Abstract

This letter by William H. Green, of the 45th New York Regiment, Company F, was written to his brother, from Nashville, Tenn. on February 16, 1865. In the letter, Green writes of a large battle that took place between the Rebel General Hood and the Union General Thomas. He also states that the city is under martial law.

Dates: 1865 February 16

William H. Gripman Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2886
Abstract

This Civil War letter written by Union soldier William H. Gripman to his friends describes the conditions in Chattanooga, where his regiment was stationed in 1865. The letter is dated March 1, 1865. He describes how bad the officers are and how they got rid of an officer that hung one of the boys up by his thumbs.

Dates: 1865 March 1

William H. Lambert Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3260
Abstract

William H. Lambert wrote this letter to George and Jesse Cox of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 24 February 1863 while he was stationed in Lookout Valley, Tennessee. In it, Lambert discusses the bureaucratic processes of discharge and resignation. He also mentions that he has been promoted from Adjutant to Captain and recounts meeting a friend, Colonel Joseph B. Palmer, who he had not seen since the Battle of Antietam in Chattanooga the previous week.

Dates: 1863 February 24

William J. Crook Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3412
Abstract

William J. Crook wrote this letter to his cousin, Hattie Crook, at Columbia Female College in Columbia, South Carolina on May 4, 1864. In it, he describes enemy reconnaissance, discusses the upcoming Northern Presidential election, relates news about family and friends, enumerates his thoughts on marriage, and mentions that the enemy is advancing on Cleveland road.

Dates: 1864 May 4

William J. Crook Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3069
Abstract

William J. Crook wrote this letter to his cousin Hattie from Tullahoma, Tennessee on November 12, 1862. He discusses the failure of the Kentucky campaign, the hardships accompanying the retreat, Northern politics, and the future course of the war. He also asks for news of his other cousins.

Dates: 1862 November 12

William J. Helsley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3929
Overview

Collection contains a single letter written by William Helsley, a soldier in the 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on August 29, 1864. Helsley penned this letter to his wife, Mary Yauser Helsley, while stationed in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In the letter, Helsley discusses a scare in which he and others were warned of activities by Confederate Colonel Wheeler that ultimately never happened.

Dates: 1864 August 29

William J. Ricketts Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3461
Abstract

This collection consists of six letters that William J. Ricketts wrote to his parents in Wales, Massachusetts from October 2, 1863 to March 15, 1864. In them, he discusses camp life, poor rations, being hospitalized in Knoxville, various battles that his unit has engaged in, marching across Tennessee, citizens forming the National Guard of East Tennessee, and his plans for returning home.

Dates: 1863 October 2-1864 March 15

William Jay Smith Autobiographical Sketch

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0909
Abstract

In this autobiographical sketch, William Jay Smith describes his military career and ends with his election to the Tennessee Senate in 1867.

Dates: circa 1867

William M. Cloer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2796
Abstract

William M. Cloer, a private in the 62nd North Carolina Infantry (CSA), wrote this letter to friends at home from Morristown, Tennessee on June 24, 1863. He discusses recent Yankee raids in Tennessee, specifically those made during the push towards Knoxville, and his regiment's upcoming move to Cumberland Gap.

Dates: 1863 June 24

William R. Lacy Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2131
Abstract This collection contains a letter dated November 14, 1861, by Lieutenant William R. Lacy of the 6th Tennessee Infantry (CSA) to his cousin, Amarila Lemons. Written from Columbus, Ky., he describes the rules and conditions placed on a soldier in the areas of Belmont, Missouri and Columbus. The letter includes an explanation of the treatment of prisoners. Lacy speaks of the wounded and the Union dead. He adds that a cousin, Thomas Lacy, resigned and became a Captain of a company at Union...
Dates: 1861 November 14

William Styer Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3198
Abstract

This collection consists of ten letters and five envelopes from Union soldier William Styer to his wife Susannah (Defenbaugh) Styer dating from 1862 November 12 to 1863 September 5. One letter was written in Camp Morton, Indiana; one was written on board the Ohio Belle; and the rest were written from Fort Pickering, Tennessee.

Dates: 1862 November 12-1863 September 5

William T. Presley Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2783
Abstract William T. Presley of Company A of the 1st Alabama Cavalry wrote these two letters to his wife, Henrietta (Ward) Presley, in Prattville, Alabama. In the first letter, dated September 30, 1862 from camp direction Chattanooga, Presley mentions his need for a new horse, arguing that "all men that are worthy property ought to help us poor creatures that have left our families to fight to protect them as well as our own families." In the second letter, dated April 7, 1863 from camp near...
Dates: 1862 September 30, 1863 April 7

William T. Presley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3399
Abstract

William T. Presley wrote this letter to his wife Henry (Henryetta) on September 27, 1862 from camp in or near Knoxville, Tennessee. Presley mentions that her last letter caused tears to stream down his cheeks. He remarks on the poor condition of several men in his camp, saying that one looks like an old shoe. He goes on to tell Henryetta that she must hire someone to build a pen for the hogs and try go with out killing any of them til hog Billing time.

Dates: 1862 September 27

William Taylor Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2244
Abstract

Three letters from Private William Taylor of the 43rd Ohio Infantry to his sister Susan in Morrow County, Ohio, describe experiences in the Gayoso Hospital in Memphis and another military hospital in LaGrange, Tenn., during 1863.

Dates: 1863

William Velie Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3211
Abstract

This letter, written by William Velie and sent from Fort Rosencrance in Murfreesboro, Tennessee describes battles in the Middle Tennessee area, including Franklin and Nashville. Velie notes that the Commanding Officer of the Confederate Army in the area is General Hood, while his own commander in the Union Army is General Melroy.

Dates: 1864

William W. Daugherty Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3276
Abstract

William W. Daugherty wrote this letter to his father from Tullahoma, Tennessee on April 13, 1864. In it, he discusses social life among the regiment's officers, describes troop movements just before the Battle of Resaca, and expresses his optimism about General Sherman's campaign in Georgia.

Dates: 1864 April 13

William Weber Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2083
Abstract

William Weber wrote this letter to his brother, Martin Weber, from camp at McMinnsville, Tennessee on August 10, 1862. He reports that he and his company are well and tells of their recent victory against Confederate guerrillas. He also recounts an amusing story about their Major General (a man named Moniter), who slept all day and got the company into some trouble.

Dates: 1862 August 10

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Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Siege, 1863. 8
Soldiers -- Michigan -- Correspondence. 8
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons. 8
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Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863. 6
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United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 14th (1861-1865). 6
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Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863. 5
Memphis (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
Nashville, Battle of, Nashville, Tenn., 1864. 4
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862. 4
Soldiers -- Alabama -- Correspondence. 4
Tennessee, East -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women. 4
Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 3
Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Cavalry Battalion, 1st. 3
Copperhead movement. 3
Cumberland Gap Campaign, 1862. 3
Fort Sanders, Battle of, Knoxville, Tenn., 1863. 3
Freedmen -- Tennessee. 3
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 3
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877). 3
Soldiers -- Iowa -- Correspondence. 3
Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863. 3
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African-American. 3
Tennessee -- Politics and government. 3
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Diaries. 3
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United States. Army of the Cumberland. 3
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865). 3
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 64th (1861-1865). 3
United States. Army. Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). 3
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 3
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 13th. 2
Cumberland Gap (Tenn.) 2
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Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 2
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Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 2
Knox County (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Assassination. 2
Lookout Mountain (Appalachian Mountains). 2
Lookout Mountain, Battle of, Tenn., 1863. 2
Morristown (Tenn.) -- History. 2
Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 2
Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
Perryville, Battle of, Perryville, Ky., 1862. 2
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Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Tennessee. 2
Resaca, Battle of, Resaca, Ga., 1864. 2
Slavery -- Tennessee 2
Soldiers -- Georgia -- Correspondence. 2
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Diaries. 2
Soldiers -- Massachusetts -- Correspondence. 2
Soldiers -- New York (State) -- Correspondence. 2
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Soldiers -- Ohio. 2
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental Histories. 2
Tennessee -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950. 2
Tennessee River -- Pictorial works. 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Engineering and construction. 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals. 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Poetry. 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects. 2
United States -- Politics and government -- 19th century. 2
United States. Army. Corps, 23rd (1863-1865). 2
United States. Army. Indiana Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1863-1865). 2
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 10th (1863-1865). 2
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 69th (1861-1865). 2
United States. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865). 2
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. 2
Women -- Tennessee -- Diaries. 2
Atlanta Campaign, 1864 1
Binghamton (N.Y.) -- History. 1
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