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William Styer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3107
Abstract

This collection houses a letter from William Styer to his wife Susanah dated April 2, 1863 and sent from Fort Pickering, Tennessee. Styer sends his greetings to his family, discusses a smallpox outbreak in camp, relates news of Union victories, and sees hope that the war will end soon due to poor Confederate morale.

Dates: 1863 April 2

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

Willie Blount Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0737
Abstract

Tennessee Governor Willie Blount wrote this letter to Henry Newman, Jr. in Boston on December 10, 1811. In it, he expresses his hope that the United States will teach the indigenous people on the Wabash and their [foreign] aiders and abetters, that we are not only united but determined to be free and independent of all nations. He also discusses family and personal business, including Judge Hugh L. White and his family.

Dates: 1811 December 10

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Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 289
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 169
Tennessee -- History. 81
Soldiers -- Ohio -- Correspondence. 43
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 41
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Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 40
Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 29
Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence. 24
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence. 22
Tennessee -- History -- 19th century. 12
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal Narratives, Confederate. 12
Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History. 11
Tennessee -- Commerce. 11
Tennessee, East -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 10
Tennessee -- History -- 20th century. 9
Chattanooga (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 8
Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Siege, 1863. 8
Nashville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 8
Railroads -- Tennessee -- History -- 19th century. 8
Soldiers -- Indiana -- Correspondence. 8
Soldiers -- Michigan -- Correspondence. 8
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons. 8
Cherokee Indians -- Tennessee -- History. 7
Correspondence. 7
Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 7
Memphis (Tenn.) -- History. 7
Mills and mill-work -- Tennessee -- History. 7
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862. 7
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Correspondence. 7
Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Correspondence. 7
Tennessee -- Genealogy. 7
Tennessee -- Politics and government. 7
Tennessee -- Religion. 7
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns. 7
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African-American. 7
University of Tennessee, Knoxville -- History. 7
Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863. 6
Courts -- Tennessee -- History. 6
Governors -- Tennessee. 6
Memphis (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 6
Slavery -- Tennessee 6
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories. 6
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 14th (1861-1865). 6
Education, Higher -- Tennessee -- History. 5
Knox County (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 5
Nashville (Tenn.) -- History. 5
Nashville, Battle of, Nashville, Tenn., 1864. 5
Railroads -- Tennessee -- History. 5
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Tennessee. 5
Soldiers -- Pennsylvania -- Correspondence. 5
Tennessee -- History -- 18th century. 5
Tennessee -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950. 5
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care. 5
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate. 5
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863. 5
Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862. 4
Fort Sanders, Battle of, Knoxville, Tenn., 1863. 4
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877). 4
Soldiers -- Alabama -- Correspondence. 4
Soldiers -- Iowa -- Correspondence. 4
Soldiers -- Tennessee. 4
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African-American. 4
Tennessee -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783. 4
Tennessee -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865. 4
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women. 4
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783. 4
Account books -- Tennessee. 3
African Americans -- Tennessee -- History. 3
Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 3
Banks and banking -- Tennessee -- History. 3
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
Davidson County (Tenn.) -- History. 3
Dickson County (Tenn.) -- History. 3
Education -- Tennessee -- History. 3
Elections -- Tennessee -- History. 3
Freedmen -- Tennessee. 3
Knoxville (Tenn.) -- Pictorial works. 3
Land grants -- Tennessee. 3
Methodist Church -- Tennessee -- History. 3
Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 3
Politicians -- Tennessee. 3
Slavery -- Tennessee -- History -- 19th century. 3
Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863. 3
Tennessee -- Description and travel. 3
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental Histories. 3
Tennessee -- Pictorial works. 3
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Diaries. 3
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals. 3
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Protest movements. 3
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Tennessee. 3
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865. 3
United States. Army of the Cumberland. 3
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 10th (1863-1865). 3
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