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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.
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.
This collection consists of one letter by David J. Durand to his sisters, written February 21, 1864, describing the Federal Army's preparedness for a Confederate attack in Knoxville, TN.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
One letter with envelope written by Sgt. Charles H. Roney on June 25, 1862 to his parents. He talks about living in the military and getting ill as well as fortifying Cumberland Gap. He talks about the capturing of a "Secesh" (Secessionist) flag and about people from home.
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.
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.
This collection consists of one letter sent by Sergeant Robert P. Rudder of the 6th Regiment of the East Tennessee Volunteer Infantry to his sister during the Civil War in 1864. The correspondence details his experience after the Battle of Atlanta, fought July 22, 1864, and also contains personal details and reflections on his time in service.
- Correspondence. 7
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 6
- Knoxville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 4
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns. 3
- Cumberland Gap Campaign, 1862. 2
- Knox County (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
- Soldiers -- Ohio. 2
- Soldiers -- Tennessee -- Correspondence. 2
- Atlanta Campaign, 1864 1
- Bolivar (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Cumberland County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
- Cumberland Gap (Tenn.) 1
- Fort Sanders, Battle of, Knoxville, Tenn., 1863. 1
- Loudon County (Tenn.) 1
- Michigan -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 1
- Soldiers -- Illinois -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- Indiana -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- Iowa -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- Massachusetts -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- Michigan -- Correspondence. 1
- Soldiers -- North Carolina -- Correspondence. 1
- Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal Narratives, Confederate. 1
- Tennessee, East -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Medical care. 1
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives, Confederate. 1
- United States. Army. Artillery Regiment, 4th. 1
- United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 25th (1862-1865). 1
- United States. Army. Rhode Island Light Artillery Regiment, 1st (1861-1865). 1
- Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1 ∧ less