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Washington County Survey

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1346
Abstract

This survey was done for John Bean by Nathaniel Taylor, who was the surveyor appointed by the court in the dispute between Bean and John Hammer. It measures the perimeter of this tract by pole length, and refers to the Entry of No 1540 dated August 27, 1779. This land was in the territory south of the Ohio, and abutted lands owned by John White and Robert Lewcase.

Dates: 1795 March 5

Washington County Survey

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3608
Abstract

This survey was done by Matthew Stephenson for James Gray. It reports on an oddly shaped lot of 118 acres near Brownsboro, Tennessee on the Nolichucky River. The plot is on the road from Brownsboro to Leesburg and borders William Mitchell's corner and Adam Gann's line.

Dates: 1807 May 2

Watson B. Smith Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3104
Abstract

This collection houses five letters written by Watson B. Smith in the field in Tennessee in November and December 1863 to his father and a general order congratulating another commander. The letters discuss his promotions and battles against the Confederates near Knoxville and offer his regards to his family.

Dates: 1863 November-December

Watson B. Smith Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3020
Abstract

This collection houses two letters that Union soldier Watson B. Smith wrote to his mother, Mary Amanda (Birchard) Smith, on September 23, 1863 and October 1, 1863. In them, Smith discusses Union operations in the Knoxville Campaign, life in headquarters, and news from the Battle of Chattanooga.

Dates: 1863 September 23, 1863 October 1

Watson B. Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3324
Abstract This collection houses four letters that Watson B. Smith wrote to his family in Michigan from East Tennessee during August and September of 1863. In them, he discusses the Knoxville Campaign, battles with Confederate troops and guerillas, and dealings with the civilian population, which was mostly (but not entirely) sympathetic to the Union. He also discusses his duties in headquarters, including his temporary appointment as aide-de-camp. Several letters written to and from captured...
Dates: 1863 June 28-September 17, undated

White and DeLany Bounty Claim Advertisement

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3564
Abstract

This circular, printed on lined paper, invites qualified veterans or their heirs to contact the firm of White & DeLany for assistance in claiming their Civil War soldier bounty. It provides the text of the two pertinent sections of the Congressional Act that established these bounties, before summarizing and explaining them below. It also gives directions to the firm's offices in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Dates: circa 1866

Wilbur P. Buck Letters

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Identifier: MS-3271
Abstract

Wilbur P. Buck wrote these three letters, dated between October 9, 1862 and June 23, 1863, to his sweetheart, Charlotte Lottie Smith. The first letter was sent from Camp Fuller and the others were written at the Officer's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. They discuss Buck and Smith's relationship, Buck's homesickness, and the wounded and dead soldiers that Buck sees in the field hospital where he works.

Dates: 1862 October 9-1863 June 23

Wildermuth Family Letters

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Identifier: MS-3360
Abstract

This collection houses 22 letters written between various members of the Wildermuth family during the Civil War. Brothers John, Henry, and Eli Wildermuth wrote much of this correspondence while serving in the Union Army and discuss such topics as life in the South, the battles they have experienced, their living conditions, and their desire to return home to Wisconsin.

Dates: 1862 September 17-1865 May 20

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 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 B. Lewis Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2767
Abstract

In this letter dated January 31, 1842, William B. Lewis writes to William W. Corcoran in New York. He asks Corcoran to "get a statement to that effect in writing from some of the Wall Street Brokers, as what discount Tennessee money is selling - as, in other words, the difference between Tennessee and New York money."

Dates: 1842 January 31

William Blount Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0980
Abstract This collection consists of a letter, a warrant, and an invitation created by William Blount while he was serving as the Governor of the Territory South of the River Ohio. The letter was written to Colonel David Henley (the local agent for the Department of War) on October 26, 1795 and concerns arrangements to deliver ammunition and other supplies to a group of Creek Indians. The warrant is dated July 21, 1795 and authorizes Henley to pay a company of troops stationed near Nashville...
Dates: 1795

William Blount Warrant

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1034
Abstract

This warrant, signed by William Blount in Knoxville on October 30, 1794, authorizes David Henley to pay the troops commanded by Lieutenant William Pickard.

Dates: 1794 October 30

William Conner Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2236
Abstract

In an October 25, 1837 letter to J. W. Campbell in Jackson, Tenn., General William Conner, a promoter for the town of Ashport on the Mississippi River, writes of the town's success and future growth. He also tells of finding Native American remains.

Dates: 1837 October 25

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

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Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Tennessee. 5
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Tennessee -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950. 5
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care. 5
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Account books -- Tennessee. 3
African Americans -- Tennessee -- History. 3
Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 3
Banks and banking -- Tennessee -- History. 3
Cherokee Indians -- History. 3
Confederate States of America. Army. 3
Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Cavalry Battalion, 1st. 3
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 13th. 3
Copperhead movement. 3
Court records -- Tennessee. 3
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Davidson County (Tenn.) -- History. 3
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Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 3
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Slavery -- Tennessee -- History -- 19th century. 3
Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863. 3
Tennessee -- Description and travel. 3
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Diaries. 3
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United States. Army. Michigan Cavalry Regiment, 10th (1863-1865). 3
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