Showing Collections: 1 - 9 of 9
This letter appoints William Hunt Attorney in Fact for the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company. Hunt is instructed to apply to the Tennessee Legislature for the 250 bonds (worth $1,000 each) that the previous Legislature had set aside for the Railroad.
Written December 23, 1869 from Nashville, John Ruhm's letter to General George H. Thomas describes the state of affairs in Tennessee after the Democrats regained control of the general assembly. Ruhm argues that the current Legislature is only working to undo the work of the Reconstruction-era Republicans.
In this manuscript, Boyd Childress describes the University of Tennessee's Library in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.
Samuel Mayes Arnell wrote this manuscript, entitled The Fighting Parson: Biography of William Gannaway Brownlow, in 1903. It describes Brownlow's life from a pro-Union perspective with a particular emphasis on the Civil War and Brownlow's governorship during Reconstruction. The manuscript shows extensive editing.
In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.
This collection consists primarily of letters documenting William Gannaway Parson Brownlow's service as Governor of Tennessee and showing the problems that Tennessee faced during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Also included are letters to and from Brownlow's son John Bell Brownlow.
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Tennessee. 5
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877). 4
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
- Slavery -- Tennessee 2
- Tennessee -- History. 2
- Education -- Tennessee. 1
- Freedmen -- Tennessee. 1
- Governors -- Tennessee. 1
- Greeneville (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 -- Bibliography. 1
- Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 -- Correspondence. 1
- Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 -- Impeachment. 1
- Presidents -- Assassination -- United States. 1
- Presidents -- United States -- Biography. 1
- Railroads -- Tennessee -- History. 1
- Tennessee -- History -- 19th century. 1
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African-American. 1
- Tennessee -- Politics and government. 1
- Tennessee. Militia -- History -- 19th century. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African-American. 1
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1877. 1
- United States. Congress -- History -- 19th century. 1
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville -- History. 1 ∧ less