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Mary Francis (Fannie) Smith Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3029
Abstract The collection contains thirty Civil War letters written to and from Binghamton, New York and a variety of places in Tennessee. Some of the letters are written on paper provided by the U. S. Christian Commission. Most of the letters still have their original envelopes, some with postmarks and stamps still affixed. The letters from Binghamton are written by Eliza Smith and D. D. Cooley, a friend of the family. The letters from Tennessee are written by William and Alfred Smith. There are also...
Dates: 1865, 1904-1920

McAmis Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-3358
Abstract The bulk of this collection consists of letters that family and friends in Tazewell, Tennessee wrote to Mattie (Weir) McAmis in Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil War. Many of these letters were authored by Mattie's eldest daughters, Mary and Maggie. These letters, while mostly personal in content, also discuss Corinth, Mississippi and describe East Tennessee during the Federal occupation of early 1862. The collection also houses correspondence written to and from Mattie (McAmis) Mitchell...
Dates: 1860 March 10-1944 December 16 (bulk 1861-1866, 1944)

Robert A. Ragan Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0743
Abstract

This collection houses eight letters from Robert A. Ragan to his wife, Emeline (Neass) Ragan, during the Civil War. In them, Ragan discusses battles and skirmishes with the Rebels, describes the landscapes he has seen, relates his frustration with army life, mentions his fear of moving too far South, and comments on his unit's movements and actions. He also expresses his concern for his family and friends in Tennessee and asks Emeline to write to him and to pray for him in the struggle.

Dates: 1863 October 13-1864 April 11

Samuel B. Boyd Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0871
Abstract

This collection houses letters of recommendation for Samuel Boyd, correspondence to and from Samuel Boyd (including two letters he wrote while being held prisoner at Camp Chase, Ohio during the Civil War), genealogical notes, invitations, newspaper clippings, and resolutions on the deaths of Samuel and Isabella (Reed) Boyd.

Dates: 1850 February 14-1928 March 19

Soldier Alexander B. Richards Civil War Letter

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Identifier: MS-3802
Abstract

Personal correspondence between Union soldier Alexander B. Richards and his sister, Emaline Butcher of Murphysboro, Illinois, dated February 14, 1864. He details the Battle of Knoxville and Fort Sanders (Tenn.) which took place on November 29, 1863 and his trek from Chattanooga with H Co. Illinois 27th Infantry.

Dates: 1864 February 14

Thomas C. McInturff Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3410
Abstract

Thomas C. McInturff wrote this letter to his father in East Tennessee from Camp Crawford in Vicksburg, Mississippi on February 19, 1863. In it, he discusses his and Sam's health, asks his father to settle some affairs on his behalf, complains that the food and the weather are both very poor, and states that he believes that Vicksburg is the nastiest place on earth. A notation at the end of the letter indicates that it was written by a friend B. F. F.

Dates: 1863 February 19

W. Dwight Reinhardt Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2243
Abstract

W. Dwight Reinhardt's July 8, 1862 letter to Sarah Blackburn in Yadkin County, NC, discusses that 23rd Tennessee Regiment (CSA) will soon move from Tupelo, MS, into Tennessee. He also passes along stories of skirmishes fought by the 4th North Carolina.

Dates: 1862 July 8

W. M. Creamer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2136
Abstract

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

William J. Crook Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3069
Abstract

William J. Crook wrote this letter to his cousin Hattie from Tullahoma, Tennessee on November 12, 1862. He discusses the failure of the Kentucky campaign, the hardships accompanying the retreat, Northern politics, and the future course of the war. He also asks for news of his other cousins.

Dates: 1862 November 12

William J. Crook Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3412
Abstract

William J. Crook wrote this letter to his cousin, Hattie Crook, at Columbia Female College in Columbia, South Carolina on May 4, 1864. In it, he describes enemy reconnaissance, discusses the upcoming Northern Presidential election, relates news about family and friends, enumerates his thoughts on marriage, and mentions that the enemy is advancing on Cleveland road.

Dates: 1864 May 4

William J. Crook Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3064
Abstract

William J. Crook wrote this letter to his cousin from the field in Kentucky on October 7, 1862. He discusses his regiment's campaign in Kentucky, including the recent Confederate victory in the Battle of Richmond. He also proclaims his belief in the Southern cause, praises Southern womanhood, and discusses religion and family life.

Dates: 1862 October 7

William R. Lacy Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2131
Abstract This collection contains a letter dated November 14, 1861, by Lieutenant William R. Lacy of the 6th Tennessee Infantry (CSA) to his cousin, Amarila Lemons. Written from Columbus, Ky., he describes the rules and conditions placed on a soldier in the areas of Belmont, Missouri and Columbus. The letter includes an explanation of the treatment of prisoners. Lacy speaks of the wounded and the Union dead. He adds that a cousin, Thomas Lacy, resigned and became a Captain of a company at Union...
Dates: 1861 November 14

World War II Letters of Private Clifford Edward Keenan

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3264
Abstract

The book housed in this collection is composed of transcriptions of letters written between Private Clifford E. Keenan and his immediate family from 1942 to 1944. Editor Hugh T. Keenan (Clifford E. Keenan's younger brother) has also included a brief biographical introduction and numerous photographs of the Keenan family.

Dates: 2001

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