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Uriah Scott Letters

Identifier: MS-3275

This collection consists of two letters written by Uriah Scott. He wrote one to his niece from Fort Pillow, Tennessee on February 27, 1863 and one to his mother from Union City, Tennessee on November 20, 1863. In these letters, Scott describes serving picket guard, mentions fighting in a small battle, and discusses family life. A short note on the back of the letter to his niece addressed to J. J. Weller discusses a business matter involving a black laborer.

Dates: 1863 February 21, 1863 November 20

Urias Fleshman Letter

Identifier: MS-3035

In this March 27, 1864 letter to his sister, Urias Fleshman discusses his life in the military and conveys information gathered from other people's letters.

Dates: 1864 March 27

Virginia P. Moore Collection

Identifier: MS-3821

This collection contains letters, photographs, articles, notes, and other material documenting the work of Virginia P. Moore, an early home demonstration agent in Tennessee.

Dates: 1880-1940

W. A. Cobb Letter

Identifier: MS-2976

This collection consists of a letter dated April 6 from W. A. Cobb in Medon, Tennessee, to Miss Mollie.

Dates: circa 1850s

W. D. Carnes Letter

Identifier: MS-2250

In a March 23, 1861 letter to his children, W. D. Carnes, then president of Franklin College in Franklin, Tenn., writes of an illness sweeping through the school, fundraising activities, and news of three students who were violent Secessionists leaving the school.

Dates: 1861 March 23

W. G. Brownlow Article

Identifier: MS-0926

William G. Brownlow, publisher and editor of Brownlow’s Knoxville Whig, published this article in his newspaper on June 17, 1868. The piece, titled the "McMinn County Manifesto," refers to two articles published in Samuel P. Ivins’ Athens Post on October 3 and 10, 1862.

Dates: 1868 June 17

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

W. L. Salsbury Letter

Identifier: MS-2853

A letter written from W. L Salsbury at Hurricane Bridge, Tenn., to his wife, dated August 4, 1864. Salsbury writes that he will soon be coming home from his service, and passes along news regarding his company.

Dates: 1864 August 4

W. M. Creamer Letter

Identifier: MS-2136

This collection consists of a letter, dated February 24, 1863 from Camp Cripplecrick, Tenn., from W. M. Creamer of the 90th Ohio Infantry to his cousin, M. C. Creamer. He discusses his religious beliefs as well as Captain Robert O. Caddy's treatment of sick young boys in Nashville.

Dates: 1863 February 24

W. T. Kennerly Memorandum Regarding the Death of General John H. Morgan

Identifier: MS-0442

W. T. Kennerly wrote this memorandum in 1936 to record a conversation he had with John Bell Brownlow in approximately 1912 regarding Brownlow's memories of General John H. Morgan's death. Brownlow witnessed Morgan's death while commanding the 9th Tennessee Cavalry (USA) near Greeneville, Tennessee in 1864. Two versions of the memorandum are present. One is a typewritten final copy and the other a photocopy of a draft bearing Kennerly's handwritten annotations.

Dates: 1936 December 9

W. T. Presley Letter

Identifier: MS-2135
Abstract W. T. Presley wrote this letter to his wife, Henrietta (Ward) Presley, while he was serving with Company D of the 1st Alabama Cavalry. In it, he discusses a pony that he had purchased to send home to his sons (Gus and Fate), describes selling his old horse (named Stonewall) and purchasing a new one that can better tolerate military life, recounts his unit's retreat from Tennessee after the fall of Vicksburg, sends news of family and friends serving in the Confederate military, and expresses...
Dates: 1863 July 14

Wade Keyes Letter

Identifier: MS-3103

This collection consists of a brief letter from Wade Keyes dated Richmond, August 14, 1861, to J. L. Ramsey in Knoxville. Keyes confirms Ramsey's appointment as attorney for the District of Tennessee.

Dates: 1861 August 14

Walter L. Morris Collection

Identifier: MS-3669

The Walter L. Morris Papers document the Knoxville native’s more than 50-year career in the movie theater business, managing movie theaters for Paramount (Publix), Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox (Fox West Coast) and running his own theaters in Knoxville and Oak Ridge, Tenn. The collection includes biographical papers, theater promotional and operational papers, movie producer papers and movie reels from 1910-1999, with the bulk of the material covering 1922-1983.

Dates: 1910-1999, undated

Wartburg (Tenn.) Collection

Identifier: MS-2468

The Wartburg (Tenn.) Collection, 1864-1925 (bulk 1864-1896), contains numerous letters to residents of or regarding life in Wartburg, Tenn. (Morgan County). All of these documents except for the single letter from 1925 are written in German. Some of the topics covered include Civil War-era Chattanooga (letter dated March 29, 1864), the Southern Express Company of Knoxville (November 6, 1868), and alcohol production and prices (many of the letters from the 1880s and 1890s).

Dates: 1864-1925 (bulk 1864-1896)

Washington County Survey

Identifier: MS-3608

This survey was done by Matthew Stephenson for James Gray. It reports on an oddly shaped lot of 118 acres near Brownsboro, Tennessee on the Nolichucky River. The plot is on the road from Brownsboro to Leesburg and borders William Mitchell's corner and Adam Gann's line.

Dates: 1807 May 2

Washington County Survey

Identifier: MS-1346

This survey was done for John Bean by Nathaniel Taylor, who was the surveyor appointed by the court in the dispute between Bean and John Hammer. It measures the perimeter of this tract by pole length, and refers to the Entry of No 1540 dated August 27, 1779. This land was in the territory south of the Ohio, and abutted lands owned by John White and Robert Lewcase.

Dates: 1795 March 5

Watson B. Smith Letters

Identifier: MS-3020

This collection houses two letters that Union soldier Watson B. Smith wrote to his mother, Mary Amanda (Birchard) Smith, on September 23, 1863 and October 1, 1863. In them, Smith discusses Union operations in the Knoxville Campaign, life in headquarters, and news from the Battle of Chattanooga.

Dates: 1863 September 23, 1863 October 1

Watson B. Smith Letters

Identifier: MS-3104

This collection houses five letters written by Watson B. Smith in the field in Tennessee in November and December 1863 to his father and a general order congratulating another commander. The letters discuss his promotions and battles against the Confederates near Knoxville and offer his regards to his family.

Dates: 1863 November-December

Watson B. Smith Papers

Identifier: MS-3324
Abstract This collection houses four letters that Watson B. Smith wrote to his family in Michigan from East Tennessee during August and September of 1863. In them, he discusses the Knoxville Campaign, battles with Confederate troops and guerillas, and dealings with the civilian population, which was mostly (but not entirely) sympathetic to the Union. He also discusses his duties in headquarters, including his temporary appointment as aide-de-camp. Several letters written to and from captured...
Dates: 1863 June 28-September 17, undated

White and DeLany Bounty Claim Advertisement

Identifier: MS-3564

This circular, printed on lined paper, invites qualified veterans or their heirs to contact the firm of White & DeLany for assistance in claiming their Civil War soldier bounty. It provides the text of the two pertinent sections of the Congressional Act that established these bounties, before summarizing and explaining them below. It also gives directions to the firm's offices in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1866

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Soldiers -- Pennsylvania -- Correspondence. 5
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care. 5
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Account books -- Tennessee. 4
Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862. 4
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Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
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Cherokee Indians -- History. 3
Confederate States of America. Army. 3
Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Cavalry Battalion, 1st. 3
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 13th. 3
Copperhead movement. 3
Court records -- Tennessee. 3
Cumberland Gap Campaign, 1862. 3
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Education -- Tennessee -- History. 3
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Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863. 3
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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, 10th (1863-1865). 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
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