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J. A. Bowen Letter

Identifier: MS-1082

This collection consists of a single handwritten letter by J. A. Bowen while in Camp Cheatham, Robertson County, Tennessee, on May 24, 1861.

Dates: 1861 May 24

J. S. Hanna Letter

Identifier: MS-3168

A handwritten letter from J. S. Hanna to an unknown recipient written circa November 24, 1862 from Fort Saunderson, Bolivar, TN. The letter discusses his time at his time at the fort including sickness and weather.

Dates: circa 1862 November 24

Jacob Rowland Letters

Identifier: MS-2776
Abstract This collection consists of two letters from Union soldier Jacob Rowland to his sister, Olive. The first letter, dated January 26, 1865, is sent from Knoxville, Tenn., where Rowland reports of "...quiet times here in Knoxville just now occasionally review as inspection we moved our camp last Tuesday. We were on the south side of the river about 1 1/2 miles from the city. Now we are quartered inside of the breast works right in the suburbs..." The second letter, dated February 20, 1865, is...
Dates: 1865 January 26-February 20

James Fowler Rusling Letter

Identifier: MS-3671

The collection contains a letter written by Captain James Fowler Rusling (1834-1918) of the 17th U.S.C.T in Beech Grove, Tennessee to Captain Marsh of the "F" Co. MI 19th Infantry. The correspondence discusses rebel troop movements across the Harpeth River under General Hood in 1864.

Dates: 1864 November 24

James J. Vauln Letter

Identifier: MS-0969

A single handwritten letter from James J. Vauln in LaGrange, Tenn. to General Ulysses S. Grant in Memphis, Tenn. dated June 23, 1862. Vauln, a deacon of the American Catholic Church in LaGrange, pleas for permission to continue his church services, as the new brigadier general had forced him to stop holding services.

Dates: 1862 June 23

James Smith Letter

Identifier: MS-1828

This collection contains a letter soldier James Smith wrote to his family on March 3, 1865 in Patterson, Missouri. Smith writes his father and family about his regiment's movements and his desire to come home.

Dates: 1865 March 3

James W. Field Civil War Letter

Identifier: MS-3756

This collection consists of a Civil War letter written by Captain James W. Field on November 3, 1863, at Cumberland Gap. Field's letter pertained to the Cumberland Gap and his duties there as a soldier.

Dates: 1863 November 3

John Shanely Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3832

This collection includes three handwritten letters by soldier John Shanely dated between April and July 1862.

Dates: 1862 April 28, May 6, July 11

John W. Cleland Letters

Identifier: MS-3834

This collection includes two handwritten letters by John Cleland, Union soldier during the Civil War, written to his family from outside Knoxville, Tenn. during February and March 1864.

Dates: 1864 February-March

Joseph Oliver Freeman Letters

Identifier: MS-0806

This collection includes a number of letters written from and of Joseph Oliver Freeman to his family during his service in the Confederate army from 1862-1864. Typed transcriptions are included along with the letters.

Dates: 1861 December 22-1864 June 12

Lieutenant William H. Mickle Letter

Identifier: MS-3675

This December 22, 1863, letter from William H. Mickle discusses his participation in the Knoxville campaign while serving in the New York 134th Infantry division. Mickle makes specific note of the condition of the company, mentioning the long marches and lack of equipment such as shoes. He goes on to write about Abraham Lincoln and the government boats traversing the Tennessee River towards Knoxville.

Dates: 1863

Lyman C. Flanders Civil War Letter

Identifier: MS-3757

This collection consists of a Civil War Letter written by Lyman C. Flanders on April 26, 1864, from Knoxville. In the letter, Flanders asked his friend Huntington to go to Captain Mills' office to retrieve a favorite pistol taken from him at the Chattanooga Depot.

Dates: 1864 April 26

M. D. Wilson Letter

Identifier: MS-3840

A single handwritten letter by Confederate soldier M. D. Wilson stationed at Cumberland Gap, TN on August 4, 1863.

Dates: 1863 August 4

Marcus Richardson Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3732

A four-page handwritten letter, signed "MR" by Lieutenant Marcus Richardson, sent to Captain Joseph Washington Anderson. Written from Cumberland Gap, Tenn., the letter details the reconnaissance and skirmish that took place at Cumberland Gap in the days prior under the command of Major General Edmund Kirby Smith. The letter is dated March 23, 1862.

Dates: 1862 March 23

Mary Francis (Fannie) Smith Family Papers

Identifier: MS-3029
Abstract The collection contains thirty Civil War letters written to and from Binghamton, New York and a variety of places in Tennessee. Some of the letters are written on paper provided by the U. S. Christian Commission. Most of the letters still have their original envelopes, some with postmarks and stamps still affixed. The letters from Binghamton are written by Eliza Smith and D. D. Cooley, a friend of the family. The letters from Tennessee are written by William and Alfred Smith. There are also...
Dates: 1865, 1904-1920

Moses Elkanah Thompson Letter

Identifier: MS-3791

A letter written by Moses Elkanah Thompson, dated June 7, 1863, to Francis M. Blair in response to one received from Blair earlier. In the letter, Thompson briefly mentions the Battle at Vicksburg and the number of men both sides lost. He also mentions his desire for the war to end.

Dates: 1863 June 7

Robert T. Jones Letters

Identifier: MS-1466

This collection houses fourteen letters sent to Robert T. Jones by friends and family serving in the Civil War. Ten of the letters are from James Thomas, and the others were written by John Williams, Daniel Thomas, and John T. Jones. Several of the letters describe the siege of Vicksburg and other battles. Most of the letters include news of other Welsh friends from Iowa. The collection also houses two photographs, one showing cannons and the other showing soldiers near rows of tents.

Dates: 1862 August 27-1864 November 8, undated

Rosecrans Letter to Medical Dept. G. O. No. 2

Identifier: MS-3768

This letter is written by Rosecrans to a doctor at Medical Department Gen. Orders No. 2 on July 15th, 1863. It discusses military politics, the occupation of Knoxville by Bragg, and well wishes.

Dates: 1863 July 15

Samuel P. Johnson Papers

Identifier: MS-1243

This collection includes letters and a notebook of Samuel P. Johnson's, many of which detail his experiences during the Civil War.

Dates: 1844-1884

Seth Pettis Jr. Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3830

This collection include two letters exchanged between soldier Seth Pettis Jr. and his girlfriend Fannie in June 1865.

Dates: 1865 June 6-13

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