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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

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

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 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

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

Seth Pettis Jr. Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3830
Abstract

This collection include two letters exchanged between soldier Seth Pettis Jr. and his girlfriend Fannie in June 1865.

Dates: 1865 June 6-13

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

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

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

William Shackelford Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3670
Abstract

This collection houses a letter from William Shackelford, a Union Civil War soldier, to his mother. In it, the writer details his thoughts of what the fate of Jefferson Davis ought to be now that Davis is imprisoned.

Dates: 1865

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