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Stephen W. Gibson Letter

Identifier: MS-2929

In this letter to his brother Andrew J. Gibson, Stephen W. Gibson reports on his health, discusses his distaste for the three African American regiments stationed with his unit in Nashville, and asks for information about the activities of the Copperheads in his hometown.

Dates: 1864 June 12

Tennessee Centennial Exposition Visitor’s Registers

Identifier: AR-0486

This collection consists of two registers showing visitors to the University of Tennessee Exhibit at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition in Nashville, Tennessee. The registers cover June 1 to October 30, 1897 and include the name and hometown of each guest.

Dates: 1897 June 1-1897 October 30

Thad Roberts Letter

Identifier: MS-2900

In this letter, Thad Roberts of the 148th New York Infantry writes home to cos. Roberts discusses the spread of disease through Nashville, Tennessee where the 148th is stationed. He also mentions the conditions of the regiment's weapons as well as their prisoner of war and death counts.

Dates: 1865 January 24

Thomas Sleeper Letter

Identifier: MS-2909

This collection consists of one letter from Union soldier Thomas C. Sleeper to his sister Sadie Sleeper of Millport, New York. Thomas describes the climate of Nashville, Tennessee (where he is stationed for training) and a visit to Louisville, Kentucky on a short leave.

Dates: 1864 October 23

Tilghman Blazer Papers

Identifier: MS-2174

The Tilghman Blazer Papers, 1864-1892, contains two notebooks, both of which are in fairly good condition. The first details his military experience as a member of Company K of the 8th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (Union) in Georgia and Tennessee during 1864, and the second contains classroom rosters and business transactions written after his return to Cocke County, Tenn.

Dates: 1864-1892

W. B. Lewis Letter

Identifier: MS-0857

In this letter, W. B. Lewis relates news about several friends and family members, mentions that cholera is still afflicting Nashville and the surrounding areas, asks Jackson to pass some news to Ralph E. W. Earl, and complains that [t]imes in Nashville are exceedingly dull and hard. He closes by asking after General Eaton (who he thinks should come to Nashville because the Foster and Grundy parties are waxing very hot) and sending his respects to Jackson's family.

Dates: 1833 May 1

W. M. Creamer Letter

Identifier: MS-2136

This collection consists of a letter, dated February 24, 1863 from Camp Cripplecrick, Tenn., from W. M. Creamer of the 90th Ohio Infantry to his cousin, M. C. Creamer. He discusses his religious beliefs as well as Captain Robert O. Caddy's treatment of sick young boys in Nashville.

Dates: 1863 February 24

W. R. Cobb Letter

Identifier: MS-0858
Abstract In this letter to Attorney General Edwards Pierrepont, W. R. Cobb asks if President Grant intends to retain William Spence as the Martial of Cobb's district in Tennessee. Cobb encloses a clipping from the Nashville American (which he feels is hostile to him and friendly to Spence) stating that Grant has dismissed all of the charges that Cobb had brought against Spence and gone so far as to say that he knew no such man as W. R. Cobb. Should Spence not be removed, Cobb believes that he will...
Dates: 1875 September 28

William Cosgrove Letter

Identifier: MS-2175

This collection is composed of a letter that William Cosgrove of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery Regiment, Battery G, wrote to his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Bowers, in Mount Vernon (Knox County) Ohio from Nashville, Tennessee on January 31, 1864. He writes of cousin Charles's death in Memphis and his own Battery's move to Nashville. Also, he speaks of conditions in camp, including a recent outbreak of smallpox and his personal troubles with rheumatism.

Dates: 1864 January 31

William E. Gillenwaters Letter and Posters

Identifier: MS-3316

This collection houses a letter and two posters documenting William E. Gillenwaters' work as deputy warden of the Tennessee State Prison in Nashville during the early 20th century. The letter is addressed to the Sheriff of Knox County and discusses three convicts, James Reed, J. D. Coleman, and Will Coleman. The two posters warn the public of two convicts at large, Martin Brophy, alias John Leonard (with photograph), and Marshall Ladson.

Dates: 1907 October 25-1908 July 28

William G. Brownlow Letter

Identifier: MS-2699

This collection contains a letter from William G. Parson Brownlow, dated June 15, 1863, to Colonel Truesdail, Chief of Army Police. Brownlow, then serving as an Assistant Special Agent for the Treasury Department, discusses the trade of cotton and the seizure of nine casks of Bacon belonging to an Alabama Rebel.

Dates: 1863 June 15

William H. Green Letter

Identifier: MS-2897

This letter by William H. Green, of the 45th New York Regiment, Company F, was written to his brother, from Nashville, Tenn. on February 16, 1865. In the letter, Green writes of a large battle that took place between the Rebel General Hood and the Union General Thomas. He also states that the city is under martial law.

Dates: 1865 February 16

William M. Russell Letter

Identifier: MS-0852

In this letter to Dr. James Gower, William Russell (then near Nashville) reports that during his visit to Tennessee he has seen disease [cholera] in its most agonizing form and the minister of death in his blackest habiliments. As a result of this outbreak, the people are panicked and Russell expects a perfect stampede. He goes on to report on former President Polk's baptism, death, and burial and closes by asking his cousin for news from home.

Dates: 1849 June 16-17

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