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John Shrady Letters
Letters written by Dr. John Shrady (in a very clear hand) to his wife, Jeannie (Sammis) Shrady, while serving as a surgeon with the 2nd Tennessee Infantry Division during the Civil War. Of particular interest are the letters from July 29, 1863 (which tells of a Rebel massacre near Myandotte'sville, Virginia some time in the past) and September 28, 1864 (which discusses difficulties with mustering out and getting paid and mentions W. G. Brownlow in passing).
John W. Cleland Letter
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.
John W. Hammer Letter
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.
John Watkins Letter and Speech Transcripts
John G. Whipple created these transcripts from originals housed in MS.1161 in 1998. Included are two speeches entitled The Atlanta Campaign prepared for the members of the 19th Battery Association (as the editor notes, it is unclear which of the two speeches Watkins actually gave) and several war-time letters that Watkins wrote to his fiancee, Sarah Probert, between 1862 and 1865. The transcriptions include notes made by the editor.
John Watkins Papers
This collection consists primarily of letters that John Watkins, then serving with the 19th Ohio Light Artillery, wrote to his fiancee, Sarah Probert, and other family members. In them, he discusses his experiences in the Civil War, including his unit's participation in the East Tennessee Campaign and the Battle of Fort Sanders. Also included are family diaries, photographs, and account books.
Marquis D. L. Burnett Collection
Marquis D. L. Burnett Military Discharge Certificate
This certificate indicates that Marquis D. L. Burnett of Knoxville, Tennessee, who served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 5th Regiment of the East Tennessee Infantry Volunteers, was honorably discharged. It is a replacement for his original discharge papers, which were issued on August 3, 1862.
Maynard Family Letters
Milford Clark Butler Letter
In this four-page letter, dated May 14, 1861, Milford Clark Butler of Knoxville, Tenn. writes to his sister America in Oregon. He expresses to her the political and economic climate of the border states from his point of view in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Neal O'Steen Papers Regarding Tennessee History, Supreme Court Justices, and Daniel Boone
This collection consists primarily of newspaper columns, publications, and notes documenting Neal O'Steen's research into Tennessee during the Civil War and early Knoxville history. Also included are letters and publications regarding a trip that Daniel Boone may have made to Idaho and photographs of Supreme Court Justices James C. McReynolds, Horace H. Lurton, Abe Fortas, Howell E. Jackson, John Catron, and Edward T. Sanford.
Ramsey Family Papers
Robert A. Ragan Letters
This collection houses eight letters from Robert A. Ragan to his wife, Emeline (Neass) Ragan, during the Civil War. In them, Ragan discusses battles and skirmishes with the Rebels, describes the landscapes he has seen, relates his frustration with army life, mentions his fear of moving too far South, and comments on his unit's movements and actions. He also expresses his concern for his family and friends in Tennessee and asks Emeline to write to him and to pray for him in the struggle.
Robert Neville Letter
Robert Neville wrote this letter to his wife, Mary (Atkinson) Neville, while he was serving with Company E of the 103rd Ohio Infantry near Knoxville, Tennessee. He tells his wife that his health is good, describes the region's enthusiastic reception of Union Soldiers, and expounds upon his religious views.
Rosecrans Letter to Medical Dept. G. O. No. 2
This letter is written by Rosecrans to a doctor at Medical Department Gen. Orders No. 2 on July 15th, 1863. It discusses military politics, the occupation of Knoxville by Bragg, and well wishes.
Samuel B. Boyd Papers
This collection houses letters of recommendation for Samuel Boyd, correspondence to and from Samuel Boyd (including two letters he wrote while being held prisoner at Camp Chase, Ohio during the Civil War), genealogical notes, invitations, newspaper clippings, and resolutions on the deaths of Samuel and Isabella (Reed) Boyd.
Sgt. William A. Smith Letter to J. O. Jones
A letter was written by Sgt. William A. Smith, Co. B 71 Ind. 6th Cav., on October 5, 1863. He talks about Union occupation north of Knoxville, TN and the increased price of goods and foods in the Confederate states as oppsosed to the Union. He also writes about a brigade of women marching and carrying the U.S. flag. The letter was submitted to Mr. J. O. Jones, postmaster of Terre Haute, Indiana, in hopes that he could get it published in the local newspaper.
T. K. Gay Letter
This collection consists of one handwritten letter, written in 1864 in Knoxville, Tennessee, by T. K. Gay of the Signal Corps to his brother Cal in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. It reports that Knoxville is currently tranquil but expresses concern that John Morgan is preparing to attack. Gay hypothesizes that if Morgan were to attack he would meet strong resistance, as more troops were expected for the defense of the city. Gay also opines that the war will end soon.
Union Soldier's Letter from Knoxville
In an October 29, 1863 letter to his friends and family at home in New Hampshire, John, a Union soldier in Knoxville, writes of traveling through East Tennessee.
W. Gibbs McAdoo Letter
The W. Gibbs McAdoo letter, written November 8, 1860, describes the mood in Knoxville, Tenn., after Lincoln's election. He also tells of an incident in which someone tied a tin bucket and a note reading "Going out of the Union" to a dog and turned it loose on Gay Street.
Watson B. Smith Letters
This collection houses two letters that Union soldier Watson B. Smith wrote to his mother, Mary Amanda (Birchard) Smith, on September 23, 1863 and October 1, 1863. In them, Smith discusses Union operations in the Knoxville Campaign, life in headquarters, and news from the Battle of Chattanooga.
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 39
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 29
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 21
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Siege, 1863. 8
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 8
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History. 7
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence. 6
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 6
- Correspondence. 4
- Soldiers -- Ohio -- Correspondence. 4
- Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence. 4
- Tennessee, East -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
- Knox County (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Tennessee. 2
- Soldiers -- Michigan -- Correspondence. 2
- Soldiers -- Tennessee. 2
- Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Correspondence. 2
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal Narratives, Confederate. 2
- Tennessee -- Religion. 2
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns. 2
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons. 2
- United States. Army. Corps, 23rd (1863-1865). 2
- United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865). 2
- United States. Army. Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). 2
- Boone, Daniel 1734-1820 -- Travel. 1
- Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863. 1
- Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.) -- Pictorial works. 1
- Confederate States of America. Dept. of the Treasury. 1
- East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company 1
- Fort Sanders, Battle of, Knoxville, Tenn., 1863. 1
- Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Governors -- Tennessee. 1
- Greeneville (Tenn.). 1
- Hamblen County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Harriman (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
- Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- Slavery. 1
- Maryville College -- History. 1
- Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. 1
- Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Personal narratives, American. 1
- Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Overland journeys to the Pacific. 1
- Pentecostals -- Tennessee. 1
- Politicians -- Tennessee. 1
- Presbyterians -- Tennessee. 1
- Roane County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Secession -- Southern States. 1
- Slavery -- Tennessee 1
- Soldiers -- Indiana -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- Massachusetts -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence. 1
- Supreme Court justices. 1
- Tennessee -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865. 1
- Tennessee -- Politics and government. 1
- Tennessee. Militia -- History -- 19th century. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Diaries. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Tennessee. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women. 1
- United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 10th (1863-1865). 1
- United States. Army. New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, 11th (1862-1865). 1
- United States. Army. Ohio Heavy Artillery Regiment, 2nd (1863-1865) 1
- United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 103rd (1862-1865). 1
- United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 111th (1862-1865). 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
- War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. 1
- Women -- Tennessee -- Diaries. 1 ∧ less