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Will R. Story Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1136
Abstract

In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.

Dates: 1865 August 16

William A. Huddard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2119
Abstract

This is a collection of sixty-one Civil War letters written by William A. Huddard to his father. The letters begin in June of 1861 and end in April of 1864. Huddard’s letters to his father describe many aspects of life in the western armies during the Civil War. He describes battles, camp life, enemy combatants, the environment, furloughs, his health, rumors, and weather.

Dates: 1861-1864

William A. Mayo Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1300
Abstract

This collection is a diary written by William A. Mayo of Monroe County, Tennessee between the years 1861 and 1866.

Dates: 1861-1866

William A. Smith Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3481
Abstract

William A. Smith of the 116th Pennsylvania Infantry (also called the Irish Brigade) wrote this letter to his family in Chester County, Pennsylvania on August 30, 1863. In it, he reports that three men from the 2nd Division (one from the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry and another from the 20th Massachusetts Infantry) were executed for desertion and speculates that some from his own regiment might suffer the same fate.

Dates: 1863 August 30

William Cosgrove Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2175
Abstract

This collection is composed of a letter that William Cosgrove of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery Regiment, Battery G, wrote to his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Bowers, in Mount Vernon (Knox County) Ohio from Nashville, Tennessee on January 31, 1864. He writes of cousin Charles's death in Memphis and his own Battery's move to Nashville. Also, he speaks of conditions in camp, including a recent outbreak of smallpox and his personal troubles with rheumatism.

Dates: 1864 January 31

William Dunlap Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2912
Abstract

William Dunlap writes to his sister commenting on Confederate prisoners taken and expressing his hope that the Union Army controls Richmond, Virginia. He also comments upon his general well-being and his desire to know more about Nelson. The letter is dated May 10th, 1863 from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Dates: 1863 May 10

William E. VanAuken Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1970
Abstract

William E. VanAuken of Company D of the 107th New York Infantry wrote this letter to his sister and brother-in-law from Shelbyville, Tennessee on 1863 January 7. In it, he discusses the weather and mentions that the 145th N.Y. Volunteers have recently been disbanded, saying that Their is one company here with us now. They we got up in New York. They are Bowery Boys... The letter is fairly brief and includes the envelope that it was mailed in.

Dates: 1863 January 7

William Edwards Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1972
Abstract William Edwards wrote this letter to his cousin Jennie Searce from camp near Battle Creek, Tennessee on 9 August 1862. He says that we have to quit writing until they get old morgan cleaned out of Kentucky and mentions that his unit has been eating poorly because they have had to ration provisions. Edwards also asks Jennie to write and tell if any of short creek Boys has enlisted ... they ought to pitch in and help us out ... they ought to be ashamed of them selves ... and requests that she...
Dates: 1862 August 9

William G. Brownlow Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1940
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of letters documenting William Gannaway Parson Brownlow's service as Governor of Tennessee and showing the problems that Tennessee faced during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Also included are letters to and from Brownlow's son John Bell Brownlow.

Dates: 1848 December 18-1902 August 5

William H. Blake Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2860
Abstract

This letter, composed in 1862 at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., is written by William H. Blake, 3rd Iowa Volunteers, Company C, to his brother and discusses events leading to the Battle of Shiloh.

Dates: 1862

William H. Green Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2897
Abstract

This letter by William H. Green, of the 45th New York Regiment, Company F, was written to his brother, from Nashville, Tenn. on February 16, 1865. In the letter, Green writes of a large battle that took place between the Rebel General Hood and the Union General Thomas. He also states that the city is under martial law.

Dates: 1865 February 16

William H. Gripman Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2886
Abstract

This Civil War letter written by Union soldier William H. Gripman to his friends describes the conditions in Chattanooga, where his regiment was stationed in 1865. The letter is dated March 1, 1865. He describes how bad the officers are and how they got rid of an officer that hung one of the boys up by his thumbs.

Dates: 1865 March 1

William H. Lambert Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3260
Abstract

William H. Lambert wrote this letter to George and Jesse Cox of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 24 February 1863 while he was stationed in Lookout Valley, Tennessee. In it, Lambert discusses the bureaucratic processes of discharge and resignation. He also mentions that he has been promoted from Adjutant to Captain and recounts meeting a friend, Colonel Joseph B. Palmer, who he had not seen since the Battle of Antietam in Chattanooga the previous week.

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. Helsley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3929
Overview

Collection contains a single letter written by William Helsley, a soldier in the 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on August 29, 1864. Helsley penned this letter to his wife, Mary Yauser Helsley, while stationed in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In the letter, Helsley discusses a scare in which he and others were warned of activities by Confederate Colonel Wheeler that ultimately never happened.

Dates: 1864 August 29

William J. Ricketts Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3461
Abstract

This collection consists of six letters that William J. Ricketts wrote to his parents in Wales, Massachusetts from October 2, 1863 to March 15, 1864. In them, he discusses camp life, poor rations, being hospitalized in Knoxville, various battles that his unit has engaged in, marching across Tennessee, citizens forming the National Guard of East Tennessee, and his plans for returning home.

Dates: 1863 October 2-1864 March 15

William Jay Smith Autobiographical Sketch

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0909
Abstract

In this autobiographical sketch, William Jay Smith describes his military career and ends with his election to the Tennessee Senate in 1867.

Dates: circa 1867

William M. Cloer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2796
Abstract

William M. Cloer, a private in the 62nd North Carolina Infantry (CSA), wrote this letter to friends at home from Morristown, Tennessee on June 24, 1863. He discusses recent Yankee raids in Tennessee, specifically those made during the push towards Knoxville, and his regiment's upcoming move to Cumberland Gap.

Dates: 1863 June 24

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

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United States. Army. Corps, 23rd (1863-1865). 2
United States. Army. Indiana Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1863-1865). 2
United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 10th (1863-1865). 2
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 69th (1861-1865). 2
United States. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 8th (1862-1865). 2
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. 2
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Atlanta Campaign, 1864 1
Binghamton (N.Y.) -- History. 1
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