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Christopher Grigg Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2966
Abstract

In this letter to his wife (Elizabeth), son (Caleb), and daughter (Marietta Hester), Christopher Grigg describes his regiment's location, reports on his health, mentions the food available to his unit, and tells of meeting one of his mother's friends from primary school. He also inquires about life at home and warns his son to be careful when reading his books.

Dates: 1863 April 13

Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3019
Abstract

This letter was written by an unidentified Civil War soldier to his parents in September of 1863. In it, he describes Union troop movements around Chattanooga and the hardships of crossing the river and marching. The letter may have been written by Private Andrew G. Wickham and was approved by Milton Weaver, whose papers may be found in MS.2128.

Dates: 1863 September

Civil War Letter to James

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1281
Abstract

This collection consists of one handwritten letter addressed to James (assumed to be James Buren of Rogersville) from his father dated July 16, 1862 in Mill Bend, Rogersville, Tennessee. The father writes about family and friends, promotion and conscription in the army, and other updates. Included in the collection is a typed transcription of the letter.

Dates: 1862 July 16

Daniel Davis Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2943
Abstract

This collection houses a single letter from Daniel Davis to his brother. In it, Davis details his regiment's march from Nashville to Dechard, Tennessee (southeast of Tullahoma, Tennessee.) At that time, the 46th Pennsylvania was detailed to guard sections of the Nashville-Chattanooga Railroad.

Dates: 1864 April 5

Daniel Pontious Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3134
Abstract

This collection houses a letter written by Daniel Pontious on June 13, 1865 from Shell Mound, Tennessee to Hannah in Ohio. The letter concerns news of friends and family, the family farm, a college graduation that Pontious will be unable to attend, and the the Union Army's slow progress in mustering out troops following the Confederate surrender.

Dates: 1865 June 13

David W. Humphrey Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3105
Abstract

This collection houses two letters from David Humphrey (signed D. W. H.) to Julia written from Union Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 26 and December 17 of 1862. The letters discuss life in camp, General Rosecrans' good performance, family news, news of the war in Tennessee and Virginia, food being sent by the family to camp, Humphrey's desire to return home, and his love for Julia.

Dates: 1862 November 26, December 17

Edgar H. Arthurs Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2948
Abstract

This collection contains two letters from Edgar Arthurs, one to his sister and one to his brother. The letters were both written from Columbia, Tennessee, while his unit was marching from Nashville, Tennessee to Athens, Alabama.

Dates: 1863 August 28

Elijah A. Hawn Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1047
Abstract

This collection contains six letters of personal correspondence between Elijah Hawn and his wife Nancy dated from May 26, 1862 through June 16, 1863. Also included are form no. 79 from the U.S. Treasury Department (which allows for Nancy to be granted a widow’s pension), a letter from the Department of the Interior rejecting her widow’s pension on the grounds that she remarried, and a division of land agreement.

Dates: 1862 May 26-1872 August 3

Emmanuel Cave Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2158
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter dated June 19, 1862, from Emmanuel Cave of the 69th Ohio Infantry to his wife Susan. Cave writes of the eight-day march that his regiment just completed.

Dates: 1862 June 19

Ezra Decker Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2984
Abstract

This collection contains a letter written by Ohio artilleryman Ezra Decker to Job Sweet. Decker was sick when he wrote the letter, which contains rumors about the war coming to an end and speculation as to Confederate troop movements after the impending fall of Richmond.

Dates: 1865 March 17

Felix Kirk Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2152
Abstract

Felix Kirk wrote this letter to his father, John Kirk, from Knoxville on November 14, 1861. In it, he discuses a recent illness, mentions some old union devil who burned a bridge, and describes his unit's recent activities in Chattanooga and Knoxville. The reverse of the letter's final page bears a printed poem entitled Dixie: Southrons, hear your Country Call You!

Dates: 1861 November 14

Francis and Harriet Ferguson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2125
Abstract

This collection of letters exchanged by Francis and Harriet Ferguson deals with life on both the battle and home fronts during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1864-1865

Frederick D. Seely Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2972
Abstract

In this letter to his father, Dyer Seely, Frederick Seely writes of his health and of the condition of his unit. The letter was mailed from Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1864 May 2

G. W. Harral Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3133
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from G. W. Harral, written in a Confederate camp near Bristol, Tennessee on April 6, 1864, to his friend James Looke. Harral discusses high morale among the troops, speculates as to where they will go, and expresses his desire to remain in touch with his friends.

Dates: 1864 April 6

General Edmund Kirby Smith Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3731
Abstract

This collection contains a single handwritten letter from General Edmund Kirby Smith, writing from Knoxville, Tenn. on August 10, 1862, to Brigadier General Thomas Jordan, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The letter includes information on Union General Don Carlos Buell's forces via General John H. Morgan.

Dates: 1862 August 10

George Laubach Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2160
Abstract

This collection contains a letter, dated April 5, 1865 from Spring Camp close to Knoxville, Tenn., from George Laubach of the 10th Michigan Cavalry to Mariette Hutchins in Michigan. Laubach discusses news from home and describes his surroundings in East Tennessee.

Dates: 1865 April 5

George Logan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2172
Abstract

This collection consists of six letters and two newspaper clippings dealing with George Logan and his service with the 24th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1862-1877

George Sowers Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0898
Abstract

In this letter to his parents and brother, George Sowers reports that he is in good health, describes the 23 mile march that his regiment has just finished, mentions that he prefers Tennessee to Kentucky, and says that the Rebels have left Tennessee for Florida.

Dates: 1863 March 10

George Sowers Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0855
Abstract

In these two letters to his brother, George Sowers mentions getting some tobacco (which is scarce in Tennessee), discusses his regiment's opinion of their Lieutenant Berry, and reports on his health. He also implores his brother to write him more often and asks for news of his family.

Dates: 1863 February 1-May 15

George Tarres Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2969
Abstract

In this letter to his sister Rebecca (postmarked Clarksville, Tenn.) George Tarres discusses the fighting and marching that his unit has done.

Dates: 1862 March 2

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Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 114
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 68
Soldiers -- Ohio -- Correspondence. 43
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 30
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 28
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Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence. 24
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence. 22
Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 10
Soldiers -- Indiana -- Correspondence. 8
Soldiers -- Michigan -- Correspondence. 8
Correspondence. 7
Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Siege, 1863. 7
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Correspondence. 7
Soldiers -- Wisconsin -- Correspondence. 7
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 14th (1861-1865). 6
Soldiers -- Pennsylvania -- Correspondence. 5
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns. 5
Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863. 4
Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
Soldiers -- Alabama -- Correspondence. 4
Soldiers -- Iowa -- Correspondence. 4
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons. 4
Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 3
Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Cavalry Battalion, 1st. 3
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 13th. 3
Copperhead movement. 3
Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862. 3
Memphis (Tenn.) -- History. 3
Nashville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 3
Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 3
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal Narratives, Confederate. 3
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care. 3
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Protest movements. 3
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories. 3
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865). 3
United States. Army. Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). 3
Chattanooga (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
Confederate States of America. Army. 2
Cumberland Gap (Tenn.) 2
Cumberland Gap Campaign, 1862. 2
Franklin, Battle of, Franklin, Tenn., 1864. 2
Greeneville (Tenn.). 2
Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 2
Knox County (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History. 2
Resaca, Battle of, Resaca, Ga., 1864. 2
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862. 2
Soldiers -- Georgia -- Correspondence. 2
Soldiers -- Massachusetts -- Correspondence. 2
Soldiers -- New York (State) -- Correspondence. 2
Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence. 2
Tennessee, East -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals. 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects. 2
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865. 2
United States. Army. Corps, 23rd (1863-1865). 2
United States. Army. Indiana Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1863-1865). 2
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 89th (1862-1865). 2
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 10th (1863-1865). 2
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 64th (1861-1865). 2
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 74th (1861-1865). 2
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863. 2
Baptists -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century. 1
Binghamton (N.Y.) -- History. 1
Bolivar (Tenn.) -- History. 1
Catholic Church -- Clergy. 1
Christianity -- Southern States. 1
Confederate States of America. Army -- History. 1
Confederate States of America. Army of Tennessee -- Artillery. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 1st. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 18th. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 31st. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 6th. 1
Corinth (Miss.) -- History. 1
Cumberland County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
Floods -- New York (State). 1
Florida -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
Fort Henry, Battle of, Tenn., 1862. 1
Fort Sanders, Battle of, Knoxville, Tenn., 1863. 1
Freedmen -- Tennessee. 1
Greene County (Tenn.) 1
Hamilton County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
Hawkins County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories. 1
Indiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 -- Bibliography. 1
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 -- Correspondence. 1
Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 -- Impeachment. 1
La Vergne (Tenn.) -- History. 1
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Assassination. 1
Loudon County (Tenn.) 1
Michigan -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
Military pensions -- Tennessee. 1
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
Morristown (Tenn.) -- History. 1
Murfreesboro (Tenn.) -- History. 1
Nashville (Tenn.) -- History. 1
Nashville, Battle of, Nashville, Tenn., 1864. 1
New York (State) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
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