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Edward Lynn Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2848
Abstract

This letter was written on December 25-27, 1863, in Blains Cross Roads, Tenn., by Assistant Surgeon Edward Lynn of the 65th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, to his sister. In the letter, Lynn writes of the Siege of Knoxville and the Battle of Fort Sanders, as well as on meeting Parson William Brownlow.

Dates: 1863 December 25-27

Henry B. Wetzell Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2782
Abstract The Henry B. Wetzell Correspondence consists of two letters written to his father while enlisted as a soldier in the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. In the first letter, dated January 17, 1863, from Strawberry Plains, Tenn., Wetzell mentions their pursuit of Longstreet, the 2nd U. S. Artillery in Knoxville, Tenn. and a transfer from the 51st Pa. to the 11th NHV. Wetzell also discusses his decision not to re-enlist. In the second letter, dated September 25, 1866, Wetzell...
Dates: 1863, 1866

Jefferson Justice Report on Siege of Knoxville

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3838
Abstract

Jefferson Justice's handwritten report in September 1863 of items lost in transportation from Crab Orchard, Kentucky to Knoxville, Tennessee after the 1863 Siege of Knoxville; items mentioned include bread, coffee, and sugar.

Dates: 1863 September

Mary Jane Johnston Reynolds Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0246
Abstract This collection consists of photocopies of transcriptions of letters from Mary Jane Johnston Reynolds to her husband, Simeon Reynolds, who was serving with the Confederate 62nd Regiment of the Tennessee Mounted Infantry. At the time these letters were written, Mary Jane was living with her parents on the Johnston plantation in Loudon, Tennessee. They provide a description of life on the plantation during the first six months of 1864. The letters are prefaced with an introduction by Lucy...
Dates: 1864

Noble B. Wiggins Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2873
Abstract

A letter written by Corporal Noble B. Wiggins on August 7, 1862 at the 42nd Ohio Infantry's Camp Virginia, located outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He describes foraging expeditions and his company's acquisition of mules, horses, and food as well as their losses in men.

Dates: 1862 August 7

Phoebe Cross Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2863
Abstract

This February 2, 1862, letter is from Phoebe Cross to her sister. In the letter, Cross describes her life and family in East Tennessee while her husband is at war.

Dates: 1862 February 2

Rosecrans Letter to Medical Dept. G. O. No. 2

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3768
Abstract

This letter is written by Rosecrans to a doctor at Medical Department Gen. Orders No. 2 on July 15th, 1863. It discusses military politics, the occupation of Knoxville by Bragg, and well wishes.

Dates: 1863 July 15

Samuel P. Johnson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1243
Abstract

This collection includes letters and a notebook of Samuel P. Johnson's, many of which detail his experiences during the Civil War.

Dates: 1844-1884