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Albert Woodcock Letter

Identifier: MS-2792

Captain Albert Woodcock wrote this letter to "Dearest Leute" from camp near Franklin, Tennessee on May 6, 1863. In it, he describes daily life in camp, including a detailed diagram of the infantry's position.

Dates: 1863 May 6

Battle of Franklin Pamphlet

Identifier: MS-2717
Abstract This collection consists of a 29-page pamphlet by Captain John K. Shellenberger entitled "The Battle of Franklin." Its text constitutes a published version of a speech that Shellenberger gave before a meeting of the Minnesota Commandery of the Loyal Legion of the U. S. on December 9, 1902. In this work, Shellenberger describes tactical aspects of the Battle of Franklin, the condition of the Union soldiers before the battle, and the plight of the men wounded during the battle. He also...
Dates: 1902

E. H. Rennolds Diaries

Identifier: MS-0170

E. H. Rennolds maintained these two diaries while he was serving with the 5th Tennessee Infantry (CSA) in 1863 and 1864 during the Civil War. In them, he describes his service in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, including his participation in the battles of Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville.

Dates: 1863-1864

Henry Van Pelt Letter to W. Thomas Park

Identifier: MS-1416

Henry Van Pelt wrote this letter to Franklin merchant W. Thomas Park to ask his help in starting a new career. He tells Park that he wants to better his family's situation, which was degraded by his alcoholism, but has so far been unable to secure a position that would allow him to do so. Van Pelt goes on to lament the pain that he has caused his family, expound upon the evils of drink, and detail his qualifications as a pumpmaker and as a printer.

Dates: circa 1835

Jennie McEwen Collection

Identifier: MS-2157

This collection consists of one photograph whose subject is identified as Jennie McEwen.

Dates: circa 1860

Joseph E. Clemm Journal

Identifier: MS-1549

Joseph E. Clemm began this diary on June 22, 1819 with the intention of making the gift of this journal to him [the reader] at some future period. The early part of this work is devoted to Clemm's activities in Augusta, Georgia. Later on, Clemm describes a trip to Tennessee to collect an overdue debt, during which he passes through the Cherokee Nation.

Dates: 1819 June 22-October

Parkes, Plunkett & Co. Ledger Sheets

Identifier: MS-1593

This collection contains 48 handwritten ledger sheets from Parkes, Plunkett & Co., a manufacturing business in Franklin, TN, dated 1835-1874.

Dates: 1835-1874

Parkes, Plunkett & Co. Records

Identifier: MS-1592

This collection includes 134 handwritten records for Parkes, Plunkett & Company dating between 1822 and 1853. The records include receipts, notes, correspondence, and drawings.

Dates: 1822-1853

Tennessee State Guard Broadside

Identifier: MS-3581

This small leaflet responds to citizen concerns by assuring them that the State Guard will in no way molest law abiding citizens.

Dates: 1867 May 7

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

William Velie Letter

Identifier: MS-3211

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

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