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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 Shrady Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1436
Abstract

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).

Dates: 1862 May 17-1864 October 8

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

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

Joseph Linn King Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2226
Abstract In a September 30, 1865 letter to John Bracklesby in Hartford, Conn., Joseph Linn King discusses politics and legal cases in post-Civil War Knoxville, Tenn. King describes Knoxville as "improved materially recently and I observe a more moderate tone in the late 2 mos. of the Knoxville Whig also." He also talks about a case in which the judge sentenced a man to six years in prison for intimidating and "takeing [sic] from one of his neighbours 2 sides of...
Dates: 1865 September 30

Knoxville Civil War Correspondence Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3711
Abstract

This collection consists of five correspondences written by soldiers of the 16th and the 104th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. The correspondences are dated 1862-1864 and were all written in and around Knoxville. The correspondences concern the siege of Knoxville and other battles during the Knoxville Campaign.

Dates: 1862-1864

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

Marquis D. L. Burnett Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2527
Abstract The Marquis D. L. Burnett Collection, 1846-2000 (bulk 1862-1894), contains a memo book, photograph, and documents pertaining to Lt. Col. Marquis D. L. Burnett. Among other things, the memo book records Burnett's experiences during the Civil War (1862-63), lists accounts for soldiers' provisions, and provides descriptions of Burnett's career as a Baptist minister (1871-79), including notes on ordination services, reports of service and labor, etc. The copied documents include Burnett's 1846...
Dates: 1846-2000 (bulk 1862-1894)

Marquis D. L. Burnett Military Discharge Certificate

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2098
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1884 April 23

Methodist Episcopal Church Minutes

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0188
Abstract

This collection consists of a book of minutes for the Methodist Episcopal Church in Knoxville, Tenn.

Dates: 1865 July-November

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

Pembroke S. Scott Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2712
Abstract

A letter from Private Pembroke S. Scott of the 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, dated December 21, 1863 from camp 18 miles east of Knoxville, to his mother in Ohio about Civil War camplife and the harsh conditions he faced, as the 118th lacked rations and supplies.

Dates: 1863 December 21

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 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

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

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