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Albert S. Bayless Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3212
Abstract

This letter, written 1867 January 29, describes an attack on the 9th Tennessee Cavalry by a group of Confederate guerilla soldiers. Bayless is writing to Brownlow at Brownlow's request, and the letter is meant to detail the circumstances of Confederate guerilla John Pride's death.

Dates: 1867 January 29

Andrew Johnson Proclamation

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Identifier: MS-3549
Abstract

This proclamation removed the exemptions from the June proclamations that had restored intercourse and trade with those States recently declared in insurrection and became effective September 1, 1865. It is not signed by the president, or by William H. Seward, the Secretary of State.

Dates: 1865 August 29

Andrew Johnson Veto of the Military Despotism Bill

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Identifier: MS-3320
Abstract

This rare printing, authorized by Johnson, contains the text of his veto rejecting Congress's plan to divide the former Confederate States into military districts.

Dates: 1867 March 2

East Tennessee Claim Books

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Identifier: MS-0662
Abstract

This collection consists of four ledger books that contain property and pension claims made by East Tennesseans following the Civil War.

Dates: circa 1860-1890

East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad Company Letter Regarding William Hunt

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0159
Abstract

This letter appoints William Hunt Attorney in Fact for the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company. Hunt is instructed to apply to the Tennessee Legislature for the 250 bonds (worth $1,000 each) that the previous Legislature had set aside for the Railroad.

Dates: 1866 August 28

George W. Dyer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0054
Abstract This collection houses two items documenting George W. Dyer's activities during the close of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction. The first is a pass issued under the authority of Brigadier General Samuel P. Carter (then serving as the Provost Marshal General of East Tennessee) indicating that the guards should allow Dyer to pass through to Kentucky. The second is a certificate showing that Dyer is a registered voter and is allowed to vote because he produced two loyal Union...
Dates: 1864 January 20, 1866 August 23

Hannah W. Swan Grant of Pardon and Amnesty

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Identifier: MS-0056
Abstract In this document, President Andrew Johnson pardons Hannah W. Swan of Knox County for her rebellion against the United States of America on the conditions that she take the oath given in the May 29, 1865 Proclamation of the President, never owns slaves nor uses slave labor, pays all costs from any previous legal proceedings, doesn't attempt to recover any property seized by the government during the Civil War, and notifies the Secretary of State in writing that she has received and accepted...
Dates: 1865 October 27

John H. Eaton Jr. Papers

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Identifier: MS-0018
Abstract

This collection houses the papers of Tennessee educator, journalist, and politician John H. Eaton Jr. Some of the topics documented include the U. S. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, the U. S. Bureau of Education, Eaton's newspaper Memphis Evening Post, and personal matters.

Dates: 1865-1881

John Ruhm Letter

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Identifier: MS-2228
Abstract

Written December 23, 1869 from Nashville, John Ruhm's letter to General George H. Thomas describes the state of affairs in Tennessee after the Democrats regained control of the general assembly. Ruhm argues that the current Legislature is only working to undo the work of the Reconstruction-era Republicans.

Dates: 1869 December 23

J.S. Golladay Speech

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3565
Abstract This speech, printed in a nine-page booklet, is Golladay's response to Horace Maynard's December 12 speech. It was given in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 15, 1868, and concerns the Reconstruction of Tennessee. In it, Golladay claims that Maynard and the other delegates from Tennessee do not accurately represent the wishes of the citizens, nor does Governor Brownlow, because they were elected by the small fraction of voters who swore loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. He insists...
Dates: 1868 June 15

L. H. Passmore Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3083
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from L. H. Passmore of Ducktown, Tennessee to Senator William G. Brownlow. Passmore asks Brownlow's advice on with candidate the Republican party should nominate for governor of Tennessee, given that both support giving former Confederate soldiers back the vote, a policy that Passmore opposes.

Dates: 1869 June 17

Memphis Freedman's Bureau Illustration

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Identifier: MS-3001
Abstract

This collection consists of a color newspaper illustration depicting the Office the Freedmen's Bureau in Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1866-1868. It shows three seated white men, one of whom is T. A. Walker (the Superintendent of the District of Western Tennessee's Freedmen's Bureau), and a group of African-American men, who seem to be asking for their assistance.

Dates: circa 1866-1868

Papers of Andrew Johnson Project Records

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0457
Abstract This collection houses photocopied handwritten documents, microfilm, handwritten and typed notes, correspondence, congressional records, bills, pension records, military service records, diaries, journal articles, newspapers, and transcripts used to write The Papers of Andrew Johnson, a sixteen-volume set covering the years 1858 to 1875. Some material that was not published in the final set is included here. Additionally, the collection houses information about the Project itself, including...
Dates: 1829-2000; Majority of material found within 1845-2000

R. M. Peoples Loyalty Oath

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Identifier: MS-0055
Abstract

The collection consists of a one half-page oath from R. M. Peoples to the State of Tennessee, declaring his faithfulness to the Constitution of the United States, laws made during the Civil War, and the promises of the Emancipation Proclamation on November 22, 1865.

Dates: 1865 November 22

Stuart County (Tenn.) Letter

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Identifier: MS-2775
Abstract

Letter written during Reconstruction by Stuart County, Tenn. resident in 1867. The letter inquires about the whereabouts Charly and Ada, two individuals the writer has failed to locate. The letter appears to be written by a family member, as the writer re-counts who has been married, jailed, and other local happenings.

Dates: 1867

Tennessee State Guard Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3581
Abstract

This small leaflet responds to citizen concerns by assuring them that the State Guard will in no way molest law abiding citizens.

Dates: 1867 May 7

The East Tennessee University Library: The Civil War and Reconstruction Years

 Collection
Identifier: AR-0039
Abstract

In this manuscript, Boyd Childress describes the University of Tennessee's Library in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.

Dates: 1979 February

The Fighting Parson: Biography of William Gannaway Brownlow Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0164
Abstract

Samuel Mayes Arnell wrote this manuscript, entitled The Fighting Parson: Biography of William Gannaway Brownlow, in 1903. It describes Brownlow's life from a pro-Union perspective with a particular emphasis on the Civil War and Brownlow's governorship during Reconstruction. The manuscript shows extensive editing.

Dates: 1903

Will R. Story Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1136
Abstract

In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.

Dates: 1865 August 16

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

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