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Army of the Cumberland Quartermaster's Report

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2904
Abstract

In a letter dated 1865 May 5 the chief quartermaster of the Army of the Cumberland, E. B. Carling, sends his annual report for the month of March to his superior, A. J. Mackay. The letter was sent internally from the quartermaster's office located in Nashville, Tenn. The letter concerns the movements of the Army of the Cumberland's 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Cavalry divisions throughout the state of Mississippi.

Dates: 1865 May 5

Colonel John T. Lockman Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2784
Abstract

This collection consists of a single letter from Colonel John T. Lockman of the 119th New York Infantry to Edward Dewitt in New York, N.Y. The letter, written in diary form, is addressed from near Marietta, Ga. and postmarked from Nashville, Tenn. It chronicles the activities of Lockman's unit from June 22-July 6, 1864.

Dates: 1864

Foster and Cheatham Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3214
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of letters written by members of the Foster and Cheatham families. The majority of these letters are addressed to Ellen (Foster) Cheatham. Many were written by her father, Senator Ephraim H. Foster, and discuss such family matters as weddings and deaths of interest. Other letters were written from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1838 January 10-1850 October 28 (bulk 1838-1839)

George Morris Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3028
Abstract

This collection contains three letters from George Morris to his wife Rowena and to his parents dating from 1863 to 1864. They discuss troop movements, life in the army, and his position as bridge guard or builder.

Dates: 1863-1864

Kate Thornberg Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2908
Abstract

In this letter to her sister Veronica Boyers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Nashville resident Kate Thornberg tells of freezing weather and a lack of food due to the influx of Union Soldiers and Confederate refugees and the Union's control of the Lexington and Nashville Railway Line.

Dates: 1864 December 10

Robert A. Kerr Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3274
Abstract

Robert A. Kerr wrote this letter to a friend from Nashville, Tennessee on December 5, 1862. In it, he discusses his regiment's living conditions and describes some fighting in the area.

Dates: 1862 December 5

Stephen W. Gibson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2929
Abstract

In this letter to his brother Andrew J. Gibson, Stephen W. Gibson reports on his health, discusses his distaste for the three African American regiments stationed with his unit in Nashville, and asks for information about the activities of the Copperheads in his hometown.

Dates: 1864 June 12

Thad Roberts Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2900
Abstract

In this letter, Thad Roberts of the 148th New York Infantry writes home to cos. Roberts discusses the spread of disease through Nashville, Tennessee where the 148th is stationed. He also mentions the conditions of the regiment's weapons as well as their prisoner of war and death counts.

Dates: 1865 January 24

Thomas Sleeper Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2909
Abstract

This collection consists of one letter from Union soldier Thomas C. Sleeper to his sister Sadie Sleeper of Millport, New York. Thomas describes the climate of Nashville, Tennessee (where he is stationed for training) and a visit to Louisville, Kentucky on a short leave.

Dates: 1864 October 23

Tilghman Blazer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2174
Abstract

The Tilghman Blazer Papers, 1864-1892, contains two notebooks, both of which are in fairly good condition. The first details his military experience as a member of Company K of the 8th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (Union) in Georgia and Tennessee during 1864, and the second contains classroom rosters and business transactions written after his return to Cocke County, Tenn.

Dates: 1864-1892

W. M. Creamer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2136
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter, dated February 24, 1863 from Camp Cripplecrick, Tenn., from W. M. Creamer of the 90th Ohio Infantry to his cousin, M. C. Creamer. He discusses his religious beliefs as well as Captain Robert O. Caddy's treatment of sick young boys in Nashville.

Dates: 1863 February 24

William Cosgrove Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2175
Abstract

This collection is composed of a letter that William Cosgrove of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery Regiment, Battery G, wrote to his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Bowers, in Mount Vernon (Knox County) Ohio from Nashville, Tennessee on January 31, 1864. He writes of cousin Charles's death in Memphis and his own Battery's move to Nashville. Also, he speaks of conditions in camp, including a recent outbreak of smallpox and his personal troubles with rheumatism.

Dates: 1864 January 31

William G. Brownlow Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2699
Abstract

This collection contains a letter from William G. Parson Brownlow, dated June 15, 1863, to Colonel Truesdail, Chief of Army Police. Brownlow, then serving as an Assistant Special Agent for the Treasury Department, discusses the trade of cotton and the seizure of nine casks of Bacon belonging to an Alabama Rebel.

Dates: 1863 June 15

William H. Green Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2897
Abstract

This letter by William H. Green, of the 45th New York Regiment, Company F, was written to his brother, from Nashville, Tenn. on February 16, 1865. In the letter, Green writes of a large battle that took place between the Rebel General Hood and the Union General Thomas. He also states that the city is under martial law.

Dates: 1865 February 16

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