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5th Iowa Infantry Letter
This collection consist of an eight page letter, dated June 24, 1864, written by John S. R. Fellows at Camp Patrick, Tennessee, during the Civil War. In the letter, Fellows writes home to his brothers and sisters about the hanging of 500 Confederate soldiers in Nashville during the Civil War.
A.A. Taylor Report on Pensions for East Tennesseans
Ada Larew Papers
This collection consists of the personal papers of Ada Campbell Larew and includes manuscripts, historical essays, poems, plays, and short stories authored by Larew. Also available are personal correspondence, press clippings, and memorabilia.
Andrew B. McTeer Appointment
This collection consists of one appointment letter signed by the governor of Tennessee, Andrew Johnson, to Andrew B. McTeer on November 17, 1863.
Charles H. Pierce Papers
This collection houses two books that Union Sergeant Charles H. Pierce used to keep a diary and record roll call in addition to a formal studio portrait depicting Pierce in his later years wearing his Grand Army of the Republic Star.
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.
Edward Lynn Letter
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.
Estelle Jarnagin Naff Collection
This collection consists of an article written by Estelle Jarnagin Naff entitled "The Battle of Mossy Creek: Yankees Defeat Rebels." This article ran in The Jefferson County Standard on Wednesday, January 6, 1954, and gives an account of the Battle of Mossy Creek that was fought on December 29, 1864, in what is now Jefferson City, Tennessee. Also included in the collection is a descriptive letter about the article. The letter is dated March 8, 1954.
Henry B. Wetzell Correspondence
Henry Cherry Letters
The Henry Cherry Letters, 1864-1865, contain nine letters from Cherry, a Chaplain with the 10th Michigan Cavalry in the Civil War, to Amos Gould of Owosso, Mich., describing both military and civilian life in the Union Army during the Civil War. The majority of these letters were written from Knoxville, Tenn.
J.C. Vaughn Notice
This small leaflet announces to all Bushwhackers, Outlaws, and Deserters that if they perpetrate any more crimes against Confederate soldiers or citizens,their houses and property will be burned to the ground. On October 19, 1864, R.C. Brown added that the above Order will be strictly enforced.
Jefferson Justice Report on Siege of Knoxville
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.
John E. Toole Pass Voucher
This pass, issued on the authority of Colonel and Provost Marshal John E. Toole on January 29, 1864, authorizes the travel of J. T. Maggison, horses, and wagons from Bristol, Tennessee to Lynchburg, Virginia.
John Watkins Letters and Poem
This collection consists primarily of two undated, fragmentary letters that John Watkins wrote during the Civil War. One is written on United States Sanitary Commission letterhead. These two items are accompanied by a poem entitled The Union, which Watkins apparently authored.
Letters of James Monroe Griffith
This collection contains one typescript copy of James Monroe Griffith's letters to his son, George. Griffith's biographical letters to his son contain his known information about his ancestry, a recounting of the significant events in his life, and his service during the Civil War including travels and fighting in East Tennessee.
Malinda Harmon Relief Act
The U.S. Senate and House passed this act, giving Malinda Harmon almost $5000 in order to keep her land. Her husband, Jacob Harmon, and two of her sons had been caught by Confederate forces after burning a bridge for the Union Army at Lick Creek on November 8-9, 1861. They had acquired a debt in order to hire a lawyer, but were found guilty and hanged, leaving Malinda with five children and a mortgage.
Mary Jane Johnston Reynolds Letters
Noble B. Wiggins Letter
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.
Pembroke S. Scott Letter
In an October 27, 1863 letter to his brother Clark, Pembroke Scott, a private with the 118th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, describes food rations and skirmishes near Loudon, Tenn.
Phoebe Cross Letter
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.
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 8
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 6
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
- Fort Sanders, Battle of, Knoxville, Tenn., 1863. 2
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 2
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence. 2
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 2
- Blount Mansion (Knoxville, Tenn.) 1
- Bristol (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Cherokee Indians -- Tennessee -- History. 1
- Correspondence. 1
- Cumberland Gap (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Jefferson City (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Knox County (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Siege, 1863. 1
- Lick Creek Bridge (Blue Springs, T.N.) 1
- Loudon County (Tenn.) 1
- Maryville College -- History. 1
- Nashville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Pensions -- United States. 1
- Proclamations 1
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Tennessee. 1
- Secession -- Southern States. 1
- Tennessee -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865. 1
- Tennessee -- Religion. 1
- Tennessee, East -- History -- 19th century. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Food supply. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women. 1
- United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 5th (1861-1864). 1
- United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 10th (1863-1865). 1
- United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 118th (1862-1865) 1
- United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 129th (1863-1864) 1
- Women authors, American -- 20th century. 1
- Women authors, American -- Tennessee. 1 ∧ less