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A. Lee Read Scrapbook

Identifier: MS-2189

The A. Lee Read Scrapbook, 1902-1948, contains newspaper articles, letters, and pamphlets, mainly concerning the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution, the Civic Chorus, and other organizations or Chattanoogans.

Dates: 1902-1948 (bulk 1940-1941)

Alfred Gruber Letter

Identifier: MS-3269

Alfred Gruber wrote this letter to his father, Joseph Gruber, from Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 18, 1865. In it, he discusses the aftermath of the war in Chattanooga and wonders whether he should accept the government's offer of a bounty in exchange for five years of service.

Dates: 1865 July 18

C. S. Crofut's Letter about Yellow Fever

Identifier: MS-2270

This collection contains a letter written by C. S. Crofut on October 16th, 1878 that describes a yellow fever outbreak in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The letter is addressed to his father.

Dates: 1878 October 16

Chattanooga Police Department Records

Identifier: MS-0775

The collection consists of papers from the Chattanooga (Tennessee) Police Department during 1909. There is correspondence to the department, reward fliers, fugitive fliers, and more.

Dates: 1909 January-May

Cherokee Home Photo-Postcard

Identifier: MS-2404

This collection features a single photo-postcard of a Cherokee woman and child on the porch of a house in 1931.

Dates: 1931

Civil War Letter

Identifier: MS-3019

This letter was written by an unidentified Civil War soldier to his parents in September of 1863. In it, he describes Union troop movements around Chattanooga and the hardships of crossing the river and marching. The letter may have been written by Private Andrew G. Wickham and was approved by Milton Weaver, whose papers may be found in MS.2128.

Dates: 1863 September

Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Letters

Identifier: MS-2470

The Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Letters, 1863-1864, include letters to and from Mackay in his position as the Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Cumberland. The majority of the letters concern troop movements, supplies and shipments.

Dates: 1863-1864

Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Letters

Identifier: MS-2216

The Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Letters Collection is composed of four letters -- three to Mackay and one from Mackay -- describing the distribution of supplies for the Army of the Cumberland and the rebuilding of the Chattanooga water works after the Civil War.

Dates: 1863-1865

Confederate Soldier's Letter about Missionary Ridge

Identifier: MS-2215

In a December 3, 1863 letter from James to My Dear Sister Kate, a Confederate soldier describes his situation after participating in the Battle of Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga during the Civil War.

Dates: 1863 Decfember 3

Derby Family Papers

Identifier: MS-3221

This collection consists of a series of letters written between Colonel George McClellan Derby and his mother, Mary (Coons) Derby. At the time, Mary Derby was living in Chattanooga, Tennessee and George Derby was serving with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers in such places as New Orleans, Louisiana; Smithville, Kentucky; and Louisville, Kentucky. The letters contain family updates and questions about George Derby's life and activities.

Dates: 1894-1902

Earle Wright Letters

Identifier: MS-2084

Earle Wright wrote these letters to his family in Cortland, New York in July and August of 1917. In them, he discusses his life at a training camp in Chattanooga, Tennessee during World War I. Most of the correspondence is addressed to E. R. Wright or to Laura Wright, but it is meant for the entire family to read.

Dates: 1917 July 11-August 24

Early Tennessee Photographs

Identifier: MS-3786
Abstract Seven photographs from Memphis and Chattanooga, TN dating to the early 20th century. The photographs include a group shot of the Tennessee Order of Royal Arcanum from Hohenwald, Tenn. in 1910; two portraits of unnamed women; two children dated 1901; a portrait of Rose Carter; a group of four women, including Rose Carter; and a picture of three men on Lookout Mountain. Photographers include the Bingham Brothers of Memphis, Tenn.; W. P. Young of Columbia, Tenn.; and the Hardie Bros. of Sunset...
Dates: 1900-1910, undated

Elliott, Johnson & Co. Letter

Identifier: MS-1188

In this letter to Richard H. Charles, a representative of Elliott, Johnson & Co. discusses Charles' purchase of bonds supporting the Chattanooga Union Railway Company. The author also mentions having sent Charles some circulars describing the railroad (not included), but regrets that they do not describe recent improvements.

Dates: 1889 August 10

George Gates Lookout Mountain Letter

Identifier: MS-2874

This collection consists of one letter written by Corporal George Gates to his aunt. It was written from his regiment's camp located to the left of Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 26, 1863. He re-counts for his aunt the Battle of Lookout Mountain on November 25, 1863. He mentions his regiment's movements, acquisitions, and casualties in the battle.

Dates: 1863 November 26

George Morris Letters

Identifier: MS-3028

This collection contains three letters from George Morris to his wife Rowena and to his parents dating from 1863 to 1864. They discuss troop movements, life in the army, and his position as bridge guard or builder.

Dates: 1863-1864

H. Carl Waite Photograph of Chattanooga, Tenn., Post Office Employees

Identifier: MS-2833

This collection contains one framed photograph by H. Carl Waite (front row, right side, hat over left elbow) of post office employees in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The photograph is dated May 19, 1919.

Dates: 1919 May 19

Jacob H. Bickley Letters

Identifier: MS-3268

Jacob H. Bickley wrote these three letters, dated 1863 December 14, 1864 January 13, and 1865 June 13, to his sister Martha Mattie Bickley in Ohio from the field in Tennessee. In them, he discusses his involvement in the Battle of Chattanooga and other military duties, family life, and his attempts to send money home.

Dates: 1863 December 14-1865 June 13

James Cooper Letter

Identifier: MS-2162

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 Nemeth Poem

Identifier: MS-1989

James Nemeth wrote this poem, entitled "Remembering Chattanooga, 1969" in 2007. In it, he discusses the 1863 Battle of Chattanooga.

Dates: 2007

John Ibaugh Civil War Diary

Identifier: MS-3219

In this diary, John Ibaugh writes primarily of his movements between Philadelphia and Washington D.C. during the closing months of the Civil War. He also describes his service at the Battle of Nashville, the Battle of Chattanooga, and the Union Army's final march in Washington, D.C.

Dates: 1864 December 3-1865 May 25

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