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A single letter, written October 26, 1863, by Alfred Edward Waldo to his parents. In the letter, he details the defense of Knoxville, Tennessee against General James Longstreet's attack as well as writing of his rations and requesting for new clothes.
In this letter to his mother (written near Knoxville, Tennessee), Allen Clifton reports on his unit's position and supplies, describes the weather, mentions that he is in good health, inquires about the health and doings of family members and friends, and asks for some postage stamps. He also asks about the returned veterans and solicits his mother's opinion of his decision not to re-enlist.
This Civil War letter was written by Benton L. Thompson of the Union Army, and contains general details of his journey to Knoxville, Tennessee by railway and by foot for the Siege of Knoxville.
C. Perry Goodrich wrote this letter to his wife, Frances (Bowen) Goodrich, in Christiana, Wisconsin on March 13, 1864. In it, Goodrich describes the recent battle for Knoxville and mentions that both the Union and Confederate Armies are living on hardtack and coffee due to extreme lack of supplies.
C. Perry Goodrich of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry wrote this letter from a camp near Kingston, Tennessee on December 12, 1863. In it, he discusses Longstreet's clash with Burnside in the Knoxville campaign and mentions rumors that are circulating, including one stating that Gen. Crook with the 2nd Div. Cav. has defeated the Rebel Gen. Wheeler.
This collection contains two handwritten letters from soldier Charles Morris written in 1864 and 1865 from east Tennessee. The letters are addressed to his brother and sister in South Wales, New York.
This letter dated February 19, 1864, was written by David A. Moulton, a Union solider and a private in the 11th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry. He was stationed at a camp near Knoxville, Tennessee and writes to his mother Miriam S. Moulton in Hampton, New Hampshire. He expresses to her thanks and gives some information about a scrimmage victory over Confederate Army leader Lieutenant General Longstreet in early February 1864.
In this letter to his parents, Owen and Permelia (Cooper) Tuttle, Corporal Ephraim Tuttle discusses the Battle of Fort Sanders. He includes descriptions of Confederate casualties, estimating that the Confederate forces lost about 360 soldiers with approximately the same number taken prisoner. Tuttle goes on to detail skirmishes at Bean's Station, Blain's Crossroads, and Rockford and mentions the lack of supplies and struggles with commanding officers.
Nathaniel C. McLean wrote this letter to his wife, Mary Louise (Thompson) McLean, on May 3, 1864 while he was inspecting Union fortifications in and around Knoxville, Tennessee.
In a letter written February 4, 1865 from the Officers' Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., to Colonel Cross, George W. Douglas writes concerning his desire for an artifical leg to help him walk.
This collection consists of three military records of Gideon S. Sentelle from 1865. The records include a discharge paper from Knoxville, Tennessee and two muster-out rolls.
The letter is written by Gustavus A. Peltzer, dated July 2, 1863, and is addressed to his friend Ellis. The letter, written in response to previous correspondence from Ellis, details the events that led to his imprisonment in Knoxville, Tennessee. The collection also contains the original envelope used for this correspondance.
This collection houses primarily photographs of the Church of God and its members taken by J. R. Campbell near Harriman and Hyatt, Tennessee, around 1910. Also included is a pamphlet by James W. Taylor entitled Alleghania. This document discusses the reasons for pro-Union feelings in East Tennessee and Knoxville's strategic importance.
John McNickle Laird, Jr. of the Ohio 124th Infantry Regiment (U. S.) writes to his mother, Julia Laird, from a camp near Knoxville, Tennessee and from Marietta, Georgia.
Letters written by Dr. John Shrady (in a very clear hand) to his wife, Jeannie (Sammis) Shrady, while serving as a surgeon with the 2nd Tennessee Infantry Division during the Civil War. Of particular interest are the letters from July 29, 1863 (which tells of a "Rebel massacre" near Myandotte'sville, Virginia some time in the past) and September 28, 1864 (which discusses difficulties with mustering out and getting paid, and mentions W. G. Brownlow in passing).
This collection houses a letter that John Cleland wrote to his sister, Mary J. Jennie Cleland, in Defiance County, Ohio from Knoxville, Tennessee on December 14, 1863. In it, he discusses his regiment's participation in the Battle of Knoxville, including the losses they suffered.
While encamped in the Cumberland Ford area of Knox County, Tenn., John W. Hammer serving in the 16th Ohio Infantry Company K writes to a friend named Annie. In this letter dated June 4, 1862, he describes the fortifications that are in place to protect them from the Confederates. His company moves toward the Confederate camps and skirmishes occur.
John G. Whipple created these transcripts from originals housed in MS.1161 in 1998. Included are two speeches entitled The Atlanta Campaign prepared for the members of the 19th Battery Association (as the editor notes, it is unclear which of the two speeches Watkins actually gave) and several war-time letters that Watkins wrote to his fiancee, Sarah Probert, between 1862 and 1865. The transcriptions include notes made by the editor.
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 29
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 21
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 20
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Siege, 1863. 8
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 8
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence. 6
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 6
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History. 5
- Soldiers -- Ohio -- Correspondence. 4
- Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence. 4
- Correspondence. 3
- Knox County (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
- Soldiers -- Michigan -- Correspondence. 2
- Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Correspondence. 2
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns. 2
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons. 2
- United States. Army. Corps, 23rd (1863-1865). 2
- United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865). 2
- United States. Army. Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). 2
- Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863. 1
- Church of God (Cleveland, Tenn.) -- Pictorial works. 1
- Confederate States of America. Dept. of the Treasury. 1
- East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company 1
- Fort Sanders, Battle of, Knoxville, Tenn., 1863. 1
- Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Governors -- Tennessee. 1
- Greeneville (Tenn.). 1
- Hamblen County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Harriman (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
- Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. 1
- Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Overland journeys to the Pacific. 1
- Pentecostals -- Tennessee. 1
- Presbyterians -- Tennessee. 1
- Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Tennessee. 1
- Roane County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Soldiers -- Indiana -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- Massachusetts -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence. 1
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal Narratives, Confederate. 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 -- Diaries. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Tennessee. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Women. 1
- United States. Army. New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, 11th (1862-1865). 1
- United States. Army. Ohio Heavy Artillery Regiment, 2nd (1863-1865) 1
- United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 103rd (1862-1865). 1
- United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 111th (1862-1865). 1
- United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 124th (1861-1864). 1
- United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 16th (1861-1864). 1
- United States. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865). 1
- War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. 1
- Women -- Tennessee -- Diaries. 1 ∧ less