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Albert S. Bayless Letter
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.
Andrew Johnson Proclamation
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.
Andrew Johnson Veto of the Military Despotism Bill
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.
East Tennessee Claim Books
This collection consists of four ledger books that contain property and pension claims made by East Tennesseans following the Civil War.
East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad Company Letter Regarding William Hunt
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.
George W. Dyer Papers
Hannah W. Swan Grant of Pardon and Amnesty
John H. Eaton Jr. Papers
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.
John Ruhm Letter
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.
J.S. Golladay Speech
L. H. Passmore Letter
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.
Memphis Freedman's Bureau Illustration
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.
Papers of Andrew Johnson Project Records
R. M. Peoples Loyalty Oath
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.
Stuart County (Tenn.) Letter
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.
Tennessee State Guard Broadside
This small leaflet responds to citizen concerns by assuring them that the State Guard will in no way molest law abiding citizens.
The East Tennessee University Library: The Civil War and Reconstruction Years
In this manuscript, Boyd Childress describes the University of Tennessee's Library in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.
The Fighting Parson: Biography of William Gannaway Brownlow Manuscript
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.
Will R. Story Letter
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.
William G. Brownlow Papers
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.
- Subject: Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877). X
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Tennessee. 14
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877). 8
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
- Freedmen -- Tennessee. 3
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 3
- Tennessee -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950. 3
- Slavery -- Tennessee 2
- Tennessee -- History. 2
- Broadsides 1
- Education -- Tennessee. 1
- Franklin (Tenn.) -- History 1
- Governors -- Tennessee. 1
- Greeneville (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 -- Bibliography. 1
- Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 -- Correspondence. 1
- Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 -- Impeachment. 1
- Loyalty oaths. 1
- Memphis (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Newspapers -- Tennessee. 1
- Presidents -- Assassination -- United States. 1
- Presidents -- United States -- Biography. 1
- Railroads -- Tennessee -- History. 1
- Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence. 1
- Sullivan County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Tennessee -- History -- 19th century. 1
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African-American. 1
- Tennessee -- Politics and government. 1
- Tennessee, East -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Tennessee. Militia -- History -- 19th century. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African-American. 1
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1849-1877. 1
- United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1869. 1
- United States. Congress -- History -- 19th century. 1
- University of Tennessee, Knoxville -- History. 1
- Veterans -- Tennessee. 1 ∧ less