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A. G. Franklin Letter to Dr. Jesse Snodgrass

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3928
Overview

Collection contains a three page handwritten letter and envelope to Dr. Jesse Snodgrass from A. G. Franklin. The letter was written on July 22, 1864, and sent from Knoxville, Tennessee to Snodgrass, a surgeon for the Union Army, who was stationed in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dates: 1864 July 22

Alfred E. Waldo Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3184
Abstract

A single letter, written October 26, 1863, by Alfred Edward Waldo to his parents. In the letter, he details the defense of Knoxville, Tennessee against General James Longstreet's attack as well as writing of his rations and requesting for new clothes.

Dates: 1863 October 26

Benton L. Thompson Siege of Knoxville Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3005
Abstract

This Civil War letter was written by Benton L. Thompson of the Union Army, and contains general details of his journey to Knoxville, Tennessee by railway and by foot for the Siege of Knoxville.

Dates: 1863 November 22

C. Perry Goodrich Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3241
Abstract

C. Perry Goodrich of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry wrote this letter from a camp near Kingston, Tennessee on December 12, 1863. In it, he discusses Longstreet's clash with Burnside in the Knoxville campaign and mentions rumors that are circulating, including one stating that Gen. Crook with the 2nd Div. Cav. has defeated the Rebel Gen. Wheeler.

Dates: 1863 December 12

C. Perry Goodrich Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2922
Abstract

C. Perry Goodrich wrote this letter to his wife, Frances (Bowen) Goodrich, in Christiana, Wisconsin on March 13, 1864. In it, Goodrich describes the recent battle for Knoxville and mentions that both the Union and Confederate Armies are living on hardtack and coffee due to extreme lack of supplies.

Dates: 1864 March 13

Charles Miller Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-4005
Abstract

This collection contains a single handwritten letter from soldier Charles Miller, dated March 29, 1864, to Richard Cochran of Piketon, Ohio. Miller writes the letter from Knoxville, Tennessee. The envelope is included.

Dates: 1864 March 29

Charles Morris Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-4006
Abstract

This collection contains two handwritten letters from soldier Charles Morris written in 1864 and 1865 from east Tennessee. The letters are addressed to his brother and sister in South Wales, New York.

Dates: 1864 April 11, 1865 June 9

Colonel Carrick W. Heiskell Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3673
Abstract

In these July 1861 letters from Colonel Carrick W. Heiskell to his sister and neice, Heiskell discusses his surroundings and experiences in the Cumberland Gap while serving in the 19th Tennessee Confederate Infantry. Heiskell makes specific note of the mountain area, valleys of Tennessee, and an “abundance of rattlesnakes.” He goes on to discuss his readiness for conflict with the enemy in the days ahead, as well as the desertion of a relative soldier to the enemy.

Dates: 1861 July 3, July 11

David J. Durand Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3185
Abstract

This collection consists of one letter by David J. Durand to his sisters, written February 21, 1864, describing the Federal Army's preparedness for a Confederate attack in Knoxville, TN.

Dates: 1864 February 21

E. D. Bruce Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3857
Abstract

This February 19,1864 letter by Private E. D. Bruce of the 8th Georgia Infantry informs of the "good health and fine spirits" of his army. Written to his family, he informs them of the happenings and current conditions of the war.

Dates: 1864 February 19

Frank Bean Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2126
Abstract

This collection consists of two diaries, an ambrotype, and a Grand Army of the Republic Veterans' medal relating to Sergeant Frank Bean. Bean, a Sergeant in the Union Army, served in and around Tennessee during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1861-1864

George W. Douglas Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2142
Abstract

In a letter written February 4, 1865 from the Officers' Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., to Colonel Cross, George W. Douglas writes concerning his desire for an artifical leg to help him walk.

Dates: 1865 February 4

Jacob Rowland Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2776
Abstract This collection consists of two letters from Union soldier Jacob Rowland to his sister, Olive. The first letter, dated January 26, 1865, is sent from Knoxville, Tenn., where Rowland reports of "...quiet times here in Knoxville just now occasionally review as inspection we moved our camp last Tuesday. We were on the south side of the river about 1 1/2 miles from the city. Now we are quartered inside of the breast works right in the suburbs..." The second letter, dated February 20, 1865, is...
Dates: 1865 January 26-February 20

John McNickle Laird Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2130
Abstract

John McNickle Laird, Jr. of the Ohio 124th Infantry Regiment (U. S.) writes to his mother, Julia Laird, from a camp near Knoxville, Tennessee and from Marietta, Georgia.

Dates: 1863-1864

John W. Cleland Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3270
Abstract

This collection houses a letter that John Cleland wrote to his sister, Mary J. Jennie Cleland, in Defiance County, Ohio from Knoxville, Tennessee on December 14, 1863. In it, he discusses his regiment's participation in the Battle of Knoxville, including the losses they suffered.

Dates: 1863 December 14

John W. Cleland Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3834
Abstract

This collection includes two handwritten letters by John Cleland, Union soldier during the Civil War, written to his family from outside Knoxville, Tenn. during February and March 1864.

Dates: 1864 February-March

John W. Hammer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2134
Abstract

While encamped in the Cumberland Ford area of Knox County, Tenn., John W. Hammer serving in the 16th Ohio Infantry Company K writes to a friend named Annie. In this letter dated June 4, 1862, he describes the fortifications that are in place to protect them from the Confederates. His company moves toward the Confederate camps and skirmishes occur.

Dates: 1862 June 4

Lieutenant William H. Mickle Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3675
Abstract

This December 22, 1863, letter from William H. Mickle discusses his participation in the Knoxville campaign while serving in the New York 134th Infantry division. Mickle makes specific note of the condition of the company, mentioning the long marches and lack of equipment such as shoes. He goes on to write about Abraham Lincoln and the government boats traversing the Tennessee River towards Knoxville.

Dates: 1863

Lyman C. Flanders Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3757
Abstract

This collection consists of a Civil War Letter written by Lyman C. Flanders on April 26, 1864, from Knoxville. In the letter, Flanders asked his friend Huntington to go to Captain Mills' office to retrieve a favorite pistol taken from him at the Chattanooga Depot.

Dates: 1864 April 26

Maynard Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2359
Abstract This collection houses transcriptions of 42 letters written to and between members of the Maynard family from 1841 to 1913. Horace and Laura (Washburn) Maynard write the earliest letters to Laura's parents, Azel and Sarah Washburn, in Royalston, Vermont during the 1840s. Of the remaining letters, some are written from Edward Maynard, Sr. to family members and many are addressed to his son, Edward Maynard, Jr. The majority of the letters to Edward Maynard, Jr. were written by his...
Dates: 1841 March 27-1913 February 6

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Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 22
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence. 18
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Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 8
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Knox County (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 5
Soldiers -- Ohio -- Correspondence. 4
Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence. 4
Soldiers -- Michigan -- Correspondence. 3
Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History. 2
Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Correspondence. 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns. 2
United States. Army. Corps, 23rd (1863-1865). 2
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865). 2
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 111th (1862-1865). 2
United States. Army. Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). 2
Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863. 1
Greeneville (Tenn.). 1
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories. 1
Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
Michigan -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
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Tennessee, East -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Food supply. 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons. 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects. 1
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 107th (1862-1865). 1
United States. Army. Ohio Heavy Artillery Regiment, 2nd (1863-1865) 1
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 124th (1861-1864). 1
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 16th (1861-1864). 1
United States. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865). 1
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