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East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad Company Letter Regarding William Hunt

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0159
Abstract

This letter appoints William Hunt Attorney in Fact for the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company. Hunt is instructed to apply to the Tennessee Legislature for the 250 bonds (worth $1,000 each) that the previous Legislature had set aside for the Railroad.

Dates: 1866 August 28

George W. Dyer Papers

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Identifier: MS-0054
Abstract This collection houses two items documenting George W. Dyer's activities during the close of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction. The first is a pass issued under the authority of Brigadier General Samuel P. Carter (then serving as the Provost Marshal General of East Tennessee) indicating that the guards should allow Dyer to pass through to Kentucky. The second is a certificate showing that Dyer is a registered voter and is allowed to vote because he produced two loyal Union...
Dates: 1864 January 20, 1866 August 23

Hannah W. Swan Grant of Pardon and Amnesty

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Identifier: MS-0056
Abstract In this document, President Andrew Johnson pardons Hannah W. Swan of Knox County for her rebellion against the United States of America on the conditions that she take the oath given in the May 29, 1865 Proclamation of the President, never owns slaves nor uses slave labor, pays all costs from any previous legal proceedings, doesn't attempt to recover any property seized by the government during the Civil War, and notifies the Secretary of State in writing that she has received and accepted...
Dates: 1865 October 27

John Ruhm Letter

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Identifier: MS-2228
Abstract

Written December 23, 1869 from Nashville, John Ruhm's letter to General George H. Thomas describes the state of affairs in Tennessee after the Democrats regained control of the general assembly. Ruhm argues that the current Legislature is only working to undo the work of the Reconstruction-era Republicans.

Dates: 1869 December 23

Papers of Andrew Johnson Project Records

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Identifier: AR-0457
Abstract This collection houses photocopied handwritten documents, microfilm, handwritten and typed notes, correspondence, congressional records, bills, pension records, military service records, diaries, journal articles, newspapers, and transcripts used to write The Papers of Andrew Johnson, a sixteen-volume set covering the years 1858 to 1875. Some material that was not published in the final set is included here. Additionally, the collection houses information about the Project itself, including...
Dates: 1829-2000; Majority of material found within 1845-2000

The East Tennessee University Library: The Civil War and Reconstruction Years

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Identifier: AR-0039
Abstract

In this manuscript, Boyd Childress describes the University of Tennessee's Library in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.

Dates: 1979 February

The Fighting Parson: Biography of William Gannaway Brownlow Manuscript

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Identifier: MS-0164
Abstract

Samuel Mayes Arnell wrote this manuscript, entitled The Fighting Parson: Biography of William Gannaway Brownlow, in 1903. It describes Brownlow's life from a pro-Union perspective with a particular emphasis on the Civil War and Brownlow's governorship during Reconstruction. The manuscript shows extensive editing.

Dates: 1903

Will R. Story Letter

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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 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