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Mary Jane Johnston Reynolds Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0246
Abstract This collection consists of photocopies of transcriptions of letters from Mary Jane Johnston Reynolds to her husband, Simeon Reynolds, who was serving with the Confederate 62nd Regiment of the Tennessee Mounted Infantry. At the time these letters were written, Mary Jane was living with her parents on the Johnston plantation in Loudon, Tennessee. They provide a description of life on the plantation during the first six months of 1864. The letters are prefaced with an introduction by Lucy...
Dates: 1864

Memorandum of Marches of John Durham

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Identifier: MS-2164
Abstract

This document describes the Civil War Service of John Durham. He most likely served with the 7th Regiment, Pennsylvania Cavalry 80th Volunteers, although there are several units whose service records match the marches described.

Dates: 1861-1863

Michael Houck Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0245
Abstract Union soldier Michael Houck kept this diary during 1864. In the diary, he describes the weather, chores in his unit's camps, building fortifications, his unit's movements (including the towns that they passed through), the Confederate Army's movements, and his experiences in battle. At the end of the diary, Houck includes several tables showing various properties of artillery, a poem entitled What I live for, a list of his clothing and equipment, and a list of his accounts. This item is a...
Dates: 1864 January 1-December 31

Moses Elkanah Thompson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3791
Abstract

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

Myron M. Comstock Letter

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Identifier: MS-2153
Abstract

This letter to Verness Williams documents recent activities of Myron Comstock's unit (11th Michigan Infantry Regiment) and speaks of his recent illness and homesickness.

Dates: 1862 February 21

Perry Norton Letter

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Identifier: MS-2234
Abstract

In a March 12, 1864 letter from Anderson, Tenn., to his sister in Spafford, N.Y., Private Perry Norton of the 149th New York Infantry writes to inform her of his condition and pass on a rumor that his regiment may return to the Army of the Potomac.

Dates: 1864 March 12

Pinckney Latham Collection

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Identifier: MS-0903
Abstract In this diary, Pinckney Latham describes his service with Company A of the 4th Tennessee Infantry (CSA), nicknamed the Shelby Grays. Early entries mention troop movements, Latham's capture on February 12, 1865 near Memphis, Tennessee, and his parole at Vicksburg the following month. The diary goes on to describe his assignment to Meridian, Mississippi, including his journey to Meridian, the people he meets, the girls he sees, his activities when off duty, the weather, the progress of the...
Dates: 1860 February 28, 1865 January 6-1867 November 10, 1952; Majority of material found within 1865-1867

"Reminiscences of a Confederate Soldier"

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Identifier: MS-1263
Abstract

This collection consists of articles written in the early 1900s by Confederate soldier Charles Stephen Olin "C.S.O." Rice's memories of events in the Civil War.

Dates: 1904, 1914, 1924

Reminiscences of the Civil War and Newspaper Articles

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Identifier: MS-0124
Abstract

T. J. Walker's handwritten, 98-page manuscript chronicles the time he spent with the 9th Tennessee Infantry between approximately 1861 and 1865. During his service, Walker was wounded five times and contracted dysentery and typhoid at Corinth, Mississippi.

Dates: 1954 February 15-17, undated

Richard M. Saffell Papers

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Identifier: MS-1333
Abstract

A collection of letters between various members of the Saffell and Bogle families largely documenting their experiences during the Civil War. Of particular interest are the letters to and from Sam and Dick Saffell describing their service with the Confederate Army.

Dates: 1837 April 18-1889 December 25

Robert Galbraith Civil War Diaries

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Identifier: MS-2179
Abstract

This collection contains three diaries (including accounting records) written by Robert Galbraith between 1863 and 1865.

Dates: 1863-1865

Robert T. Jones Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1466
Abstract

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

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Identifier: MS-3768
Abstract

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

S. B. Moe Letter Regarding the Battle of Chickamauga

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Identifier: MS-1809
Abstract

This collection consists of two letters written sixteen years apart. The first, possibly written around 1916, is by Colonel S. B. Moe describing his experiences during the Battle of Chickamauga in 1863. The letter was given to Anne Hyde, who wrote another letter in 1932 describing how she came into ownership of it.

Dates: circa 1916, 1932 April 16

Samuel Beckett Boyd Diary

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Identifier: MS-0248
Abstract Samuel Beckett Boyd kept this diary while imprisoned at Camp Chase from January 1, 1865 to April 3, 1865. In it, he describes the weather, his diet, his journey to Camp Chase, letters he has written to and received from family and friends, rumors (especially rumors of prisoner exchanges) he has heard, men released from prison (particularly men who have sworn loyalty to the Union forces as a condition of their release), men transferred into the prison, and his health and the health of the...
Dates: 1865 January 1-April 3

Sgt. Charles H. Roney Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3816
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1862 June 25

Sgt. William A. Smith Letter to J. O. Jones

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3776
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863 October 5

"Short Account of the Experiences of Edward Mitchell Whaley"

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Identifier: MS-0172
Abstract E. M. Whaley begins this memoir with a description of his early life, his study in Vevey, Switzerland (from whence he ran away) and in Heidelberg, Germany, and his return to the U.S. He goes on to recount obtaining a position on Governor F. W. Pickens' staff, his return to Germany, his service with the Westphalian Corps (during which time he fought ten duels), and his return to America to serve with the Charleston Light Dragoons (C.S.A.) and the 1st South Carolina Infantry (C.S.A.) during...
Dates: 1909 September 8

Soldier Alexander B. Richards Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3802
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1864 February 14

Soldier Robert P. Rudder Letter

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Identifier: MS-3790
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1864

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