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John Watkins Letter and Speech Transcripts

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3394
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1862-1865

John Watkins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1161
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1805 - circa 1985

Milford Clark Butler Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2794
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1861 May 14

Ramsey Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0253
Abstract This collection consists of documents relating to James Gettys McGready Ramsey, historian and physician of Knoxville, Tennessee, and his family. Included are correspondence, legal and financial papers, wills, newspaper and magazine clippings, scrapbooks, family Bibles, silhouettes, genealogical information, and other family and personal papers concerning Knoxville and Tennessee history. Also included are papers related to the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company, the Confederate...
Dates: 1790-1912

Robert A. Ragan Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0743
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863 October 13-1864 April 11

Robert Neville Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2797
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863 September 17

Rosecrans Letter to Medical Dept. G. O. No. 2

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3768
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863 July 15

Samuel B. Boyd Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0871
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1850 February 14-1928 March 19

Sgt. William A. Smith Letter to J. O. Jones

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3776
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863 October 5

Soldier Alexander B. Richards Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3802
Abstract

Personal correspondence between Union soldier Alexander B. Richards and his sister, Emaline Butcher of Murphysboro, Illinois, dated February 14, 1864. He details the Battle of Knoxville and Fort Sanders (Tenn.) which took place on November 29, 1863 and his trek from Chattanooga with H Co. Illinois 27th Infantry.

Dates: 1864 February 14

T. K. Gay Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3167
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1864 August 15

T. M. Schleier Panoramic Photograph of Knoxville

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1803
Abstract

This collection houses a four piece panoramic photograph of Knoxville, Tennessee taken by T. M. Schleier in 1865 and John S. Van Gilder's 1936 manuscript identifying each of the objects shown.

Dates: 1865, 1936 December 2

Watson B. Smith Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3020
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863 September 23, 1863 October 1

Watson B. Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3324
Abstract This collection houses four letters that Watson B. Smith wrote to his family in Michigan from East Tennessee during August and September of 1863. In them, he discusses the Knoxville Campaign, battles with Confederate troops and guerillas, and dealings with the civilian population, which was mostly (but not entirely) sympathetic to the Union. He also discusses his duties in headquarters, including his temporary appointment as aide-de-camp. Several letters written to and from captured...
Dates: 1863 June 28-September 17, undated

William G. Brownlow Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1940
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of letters documenting William Gannaway Parson Brownlow's service as Governor of Tennessee and showing the problems that Tennessee faced during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Also included are letters to and from Brownlow's son John Bell Brownlow.

Dates: 1848 December 18-1902 August 5

William M. Cloer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2796
Abstract

William M. Cloer, a private in the 62nd North Carolina Infantry (CSA), wrote this letter to friends at home from Morristown, Tennessee on June 24, 1863. He discusses recent Yankee raids in Tennessee, specifically those made during the push towards Knoxville, and his regiment's upcoming move to Cumberland Gap.

Dates: 1863 June 24

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