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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)

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

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

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

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

Marion Bennett Ledger and Ambrotype

Identifier: MS-2882
Abstract This collection consists primarily of a ledger that Marion Bennett compiled between 1886 and 1925. He begins with a brief history of the 59th Indiana Infantry, describing the unit's travel down the Mississippi River through such cities as New Madrid, Corinth, Moscow, and Memphis, the battles and campaigns they participated in (including the Siege of Vicksburg, the Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman's March to the Sea), and their travel through such battle sites as Chattanooga, Mission Ridge,...
Dates: circa 1860s, 1886 October 3-1925

R. H. Williams Letters

Identifier: MS-3178

This collection of letters, dated October 30, 1893 - February 28, 1899, chronicles a relationship between R. H. Williams of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Mildred Pitkin of North Cambridge, Massachusetts. These letters, written from Williams to Pitkin, discuss financial matters as well as a fire at the Richardson Building in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dates: 1893 October 30-1899 February 28

Walter M. Cline Photographs

Identifier: MS-3244

This collection houses a number of photographs that Walter M. Cline took in the 1930s of southeastern parks, roads, scenery, and TVA dams.

Dates: circa 1930s

William H. Gripman Letter

Identifier: MS-2886

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 J. Helsley Letter

Identifier: MS-3929

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. Helsley Letter

Identifier: MS-1460

William Helsley wrote this letter to his wife, Mary (Yancer) Helsley, from Chattanooga, Tennessee between August 6 and 10 of 1864.

Dates: 1864 August 6-10

William J. Helsley Letters

Identifier: MS-1439

William J. Helsley wrote these two letters to his wife, Mary, on July 23 and September 7, 1864 during the Civil War. In them, he describes guarding a bridge over the Tennessee River, the Confederate retreat from Atlanta, and General Morgan's death.

Dates: 1864 July 23-September 7

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