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Alfred E. Waldo Letter
A single letter, written October 26, 1863, by Alfred Edward Waldo to his parents. In the letter, he details the defense of Knoxville, Tennessee against General James Longstreet's attack as well as writing of his rations and requesting for new clothes.
Benjamin F. Wright Letter
Benjamin F. Wright wrote this letter describing encounters with Confederate sharpshooters near Bridgeport, Tennessee on March 12, 1864.
Charles H. Roney Civil War Letters
Two letters from Sgt. Charles H. Roney of the Union Army to his parents, written on April 13, 1862, and June 30, 1862. He tells his parents of his company's plans to capture the Cumberland Gap and of his pay that he intends on sending home to them.
Charles Morris Civil War Letters
This collection contains two handwritten letters from soldier Charles Morris written in 1864 and 1865 from east Tennessee. The letters are addressed to his brother and sister in South Wales, New York.
Civil War Letter to James
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.
General Edmund Kirby Smith Correspondence
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.
H. G. Wax Letter
This collection includes a letter written by H. G. Wax to ‘Cousin App.' It is dated February 25, 1865 and from Mill Bend located in Hawkins County, Tennessee.
Harry C. Cushing Letters
J. S. Hanna Letter
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.
Jacob Rowland Letters
James Fowler Rusling Letter
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.
James J. Vauln Letter
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.
M. D. Wilson Letter
A single handwritten letter by Confederate soldier M. D. Wilson stationed at Cumberland Gap, TN on August 4, 1863.
Marcus Richardson Correspondence
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.
Mary Francis (Fannie) Smith Family Papers
Rosecrans Letter to Medical Dept. G. O. No. 2
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.
Samuel P. Johnson Papers
This collection includes letters and a notebook of Samuel P. Johnson's, many of which detail his experiences during the Civil War.
Sgt. William A. Smith Letter to J. O. Jones
A letter was written by Sgt. William A. Smith, Co. B 71 Ind. 6th Cav., on October 5, 1863. He talks about Union occupation north of Knoxville, TN and the increased price of goods and foods in the Confederate states as oppsosed to the Union. He also writes about a brigade of women marching and carrying the U.S. flag. The letter was submitted to Mr. J. O. Jones, postmaster of Terre Haute, Indiana, in hopes that he could get it published in the local newspaper.
Soldier Alexander B. Richards Civil War Letter
Personal correspondence between Union soldier Alexander B. Richards and his sister, Emaline Butcher of Murphysboro, Illinois, dated February 14, 1864. He details the Battle of Knoxville and Fort Sanders (Tenn.) which took place on November 29, 1863 and his trek from Chattanooga with H Co. Illinois 27th Infantry.
T. K. Gay Letter
This collection consists of one handwritten letter, written in 1864 in Knoxville, Tennessee, by T. K. Gay of the Signal Corps to his brother Cal in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. It reports that Knoxville is currently tranquil but expresses concern that John Morgan is preparing to attack. Gay hypothesizes that if Morgan were to attack he would meet strong resistance, as more troops were expected for the defense of the city. Gay also opines that the war will end soon.
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 12
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 11
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 8
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 6
- Correspondence. 5
- Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence. 5
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns. 3
- Cumberland Gap (Tenn.) 2
- Cumberland Gap Campaign, 1862. 2
- Knox County (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal Narratives, Confederate. 2
- Tennessee, East -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
- Binghamton (N.Y.) -- History. 1
- Bolivar (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Catholic Church -- Clergy. 1
- Chattanooga (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Cumberland County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Floods -- New York (State). 1
- Fort Sanders, Battle of, Knoxville, Tenn., 1863. 1
- Greeneville (Tenn.). 1
- Hawkins County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Assassination. 1
- Loudon County (Tenn.) 1
- New York (State) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- Sharpshooters. 1
- Soldiers -- Illinois -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- Indiana -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- Massachusetts -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- New York (State) -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- Ohio. 1
- Tennessee -- Religion. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Engineering and construction. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Manuscripts. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects. 1
- United States. Army. Artillery Regiment, 4th. 1
- United States. Army. Ohio Heavy Artillery Regiment, 2nd (1863-1865) 1
- United States. Army. Rhode Island Light Artillery Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). 1
- War -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. 1 ∧ less