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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.
1863 September 23, 1863 October 1
- Subject: Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Siege, 1863.
- Subject: Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- Subject: United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865).
- Subject: Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863.