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J. S. Hanna Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3168
Abstract

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

James Cooper Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2162
Abstract

This collection contains a letter from Confederate soldier Jason Cooper, dated December 5, 1863 from Dalton, Ga. To his dear friend Farley, Cooper writes about the Confederate evacuation of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Dates: 1863 December 5

James Pritchard Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2154
Abstract

In this letter written from Waverly, Tenn., and dated February 16, 1864, James E. Pritchard of the 8th Iowa Cavalry writes to his brother John. He comments that the Rebels will never regain a hold on East Tennessee, noting that in Waverly, 300 Confederates surrendered and took the oath of allegiance.

Dates: 1864 February 16

James Smith Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1828
Abstract

This collection contains a letter soldier James Smith wrote to his family on March 3rd, 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

Jennie McKay Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2143
Abstract

In this letter, Jennie McKay discusses her life on the Confederate home front in Missouri. She speaks of her home being burned, family members currently serving with the Confederate Army, what she considers the inflated prices of various goods, and the death of her older sister Christiana.

Dates: 1865 November 19

Jeremiah S. White Journals

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3868
Abstract

Jeremiah S. White's account of his experience in the Civil War as a special courier under General Nathan Bedford Forrest of the Confederate Army.

Dates: circa 1899

John A. Curran Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3010
Abstract

This collection consists of a transcription of an 1864 Civil War diary, written by John A. Curran of the 32nd Iowa Regiment, Co. B. It covers the time period from July 11, 1864 to February 11, 1865.

Dates: 1864 July 11-1865 February 11

John M. Kelly Diary and Other Materials

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Identifier: MS-3319
Abstract This collection consists primarily of the 110-page diary that John M. Kelly kept while serving with the 141st New York Infantry Regiment. In it, he speaks of the weather conditions, his activities, and troop movements, including his unit's march south to join General Ulysses S. Grant's forces in Chattanooga and their later participation in Major General William T. Sherman's campaigns in the Carolinas. Also included are two pension certificates. The first dates from 1911 and awards John M....
Dates: 1863 July-1864 January

John M. Nugent Diary

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Identifier: MS-1907
Abstract

Collection consists of a photocopied version of John M. Nugent's diary, written from 1864 to 1865 while he fought in the American Civil War. Nugent served in the 29th Missouri Regiment as a corporal in Company B. He recorded letters he sent and received, dates of battles he fought in, and weather conditions in his diary.

Dates: 1864-1865

John McNickle Laird Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2130
Abstract

John McNickle Laird, Jr. of the Ohio 124th Infantry Regiment (U. S.) writes to his mother, Julia Laird, from a camp near Knoxville, Tennessee and from Marietta, Georgia.

Dates: 1863-1864

John Scott Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2133
Abstract

According to Lieutenant Colonel John Scott, Colonel Nelson G. Williams of the 3rd Iowa Regiment incorrectly and maliciously reported Second Lieutenant Benton A. Mathews, Second Lieutenant Ole A. Anderson, and Lieutenant Colonel Mathew M. Trumbull of Company D as well as Captain Emilius I. Weiser of Company I as deserters. He calls for an investigation so that these men, who had been wounded and served valiantly, might have their records corrected.

Dates: 1862

John W. Fox Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2139
Abstract

This collection consists of one original letter and one reprinted letter written by John W. Fox that discuss his life in the army and his religious faith.

Dates: 1864

John W. Hammer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2134
Abstract

While encamped in the Cumberland Ford area of Knox County, Tenn., John W. Hammer serving in the 16th Ohio Infantry Company K writes to a friend named Annie. In this letter dated June 4, 1862, he describes the fortifications that are in place to protect them from the Confederates. His company moves toward the Confederate camps and skirmishes occur.

Dates: 1862 June 4

Joseph and Martha Stewart Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3046
Abstract

This collection contains two letters written on one sheet of paper. The first, from Martha Stewart to her husband Joseph (dated November 30, 1864) details the daily happenings in Franklin Square, Ohio. The second, from hospitalized Joseph in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to his wife and children (dated December 24-25, 1864) discusses the Battle of Nashville.

Dates: 1864 November 30-December 25

Julius E. Thomas Diary and Daybook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2170
Abstract

This collection contains the diary and daybook of Julius E. Thomas, 2nd Sergeant and Chief Bugler of Company F, 1st Tennessee Cavalry (Union). Entries range from August 5, 1864 through April 5, 1865. Thomas writes about the movement of his company throughout Tennessee. Part of the book contains notations of supplies used for construction.

Dates: 1864-1865

L. T. Mathews Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2169
Abstract

In this letter, Mathews tells his wife of his homesickness and of how the war changes a soldier's thoughts and behaviors.

Dates: 1863 November 7

Letter to Bettie Bruner

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2168
Abstract

This letter from an unknown author to her sister, Bettie Bruner, describes the author's life in Clear Creek, Tennessee during the Civil War. It relates news of the family and mentions several military events.

Dates: circa 1860

Lide Bostwick Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2132
Abstract

In this letter, Lide Bostwick discusses life on the northern home front during the Civil War. She mentions illnesses and deaths in the family (including the death of her brother Tip at the Battle of Stones River), her concerns for family and friends in the military, and the harm that northern traitors are causing.

Dates: 1861 April 12

Marcus Richardson Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3732
Abstract

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

Margaret Barton Crozier Ramsey Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0322
Abstract Margaret Barton Crozier Ramsey kept this diary while she was in exile in North Carolina during and shortly after the Civil War. In it, she describes the destruction of her home in Tennessee, her journey to and life in North Carolina, the churches she attended, her religious views, her homesickness for her life in Tennessee, and her feelings toward the Union Army. She also relates family news, including news of her sons and other family members serving in the Confederate Army. This document...
Dates: 1864-1885

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Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Cavalry Battalion, 1st. 2
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 26th. 2
Cumberland Gap Campaign, 1862. 2
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Tennessee, East -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
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United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 113th (1861-1864) 2
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 13th (1861-1864) 2
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 2
Atlanta Campaign, 1864 1
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Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863. 1
Confederate States of America. Army -- Missouri Calvary Regiment, 6th. 1
Confederate States of America. Army -- Officers. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 1st. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 20th. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 23rd. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 4th. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 5th. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 63rd. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Tennessee Infantry Regiment, 9th. 1
Cumberland County (Tenn.) -- History. 1
Cumberland Gap (Tenn.) 1
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Dueling -- Germany -- History. 1
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Fort Sanders, Battle of, Knoxville, Tenn., 1863. 1
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Heidelberg (Germany) -- Description and travel. 1
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Mexican War, 1846-1848 -- Personal narratives, American. 1
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Military weapons. 1
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Ohio -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
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Soldiers -- Pennsylvania. 1
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South Carolina -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
Spring Hill, Battle of, Spring Hill, Maury County, Tenn., 1864. 1
Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863. 1
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals. 1
Tennessee -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950. 1
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons. 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories -- Pennsylvania Infantry -- 111th. 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories. 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Religious aspects -- Christianity. 1
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United States. Army -- Pay, allowances, etc. 1
United States. Army. Artillery Regiment, 4th. 1
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 24th (1861-1864). 1
United States. Army. Indiana Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1863-1865). 1
United States. Army. Iowa Cavalry Regiment, 7th (1861-1864). 1
United States. Army. Iowa Cavalry Regiment, 8th (1863-1865). 1
United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 25th (1862-1865). 1
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