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Henry Bechtel Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3242
Abstract

Henry Bechtel of Company E of the 22nd Ohio Infantry wrote this letter to his parents on June 5, 1863 from camp on Haines Bluff in Mississippi. He mentions having recently left Jackson, Tennessee, and traveled through Memphis before approaching Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Dates: 1863 June 5

Isabel Scott Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3261
Abstract

Isabel Belle Scott of Gratiot, Wisconsin wrote this letter to her brother James, who was then serving with Company B of the 23rd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, on 15 February 1863. Belle is under the impression that James is helping to construct a canal at Vicksburg and the letter is addressed to him via Memphis, Tennessee.

Dates: 1863 February 15

J. C. Gates Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2155
Abstract

This collection consists of an April 11, 1864, letter from Union soldier J. C. Gates in Ringgold, Ga., to his wife in Ohio. Gates mentions the arrival of Col. Brownlow and the East Tennessee Cavalry and discusses the fish supply in the local rivers.

Dates: 1864 April 11

J. P. Hollowell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3406
Abstract

J. P. Hollowell wrote this letter to his sister, Sallie Hollowell, from camp in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In it, he mentions that his unit has been looking for a fight, but their location is too well fortified. Hollowell also apologizes for not being home for Christmas and says that he wants a new pair of pants.

Dates: 1862 January 3

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

Jacob H. Bickley Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3268
Abstract

Jacob H. Bickley wrote these three letters, dated 1863 December 14, 1864 January 13, and 1865 June 13, to his sister Martha Mattie Bickley in Ohio from the field in Tennessee. In them, he discusses his involvement in the Battle of Chattanooga and other military duties, family life, and his attempts to send money home.

Dates: 1863 December 14-1865 June 13

Jacob Rowland Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2776
Abstract This collection consists of two letters from Union soldier Jacob Rowland to his sister, Olive. The first letter, dated January 26, 1865, is sent from Knoxville, Tenn., where Rowland reports of "...quiet times here in Knoxville just now occasionally review as inspection we moved our camp last Tuesday. We were on the south side of the river about 1 1/2 miles from the city. Now we are quartered inside of the breast works right in the suburbs..." The second letter, dated February 20, 1865, is...
Dates: 1865 January 26-February 20

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 Fowler Rusling Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3671
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1864 November 24

James J. Vauln Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0969
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1862 June 23

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 R. Bell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3063
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter written from a camp in the field near Chattanooga from James R. Bell to a Miss Ella Bell. He desires to perpetuate "a friendship I esteem as almost sacred" with her and asks of news of her and her brother George.

Dates: 1865 March 22

Jethro T. Hill Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3070
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from Jethro Hill, dated February 3, 1864, sent from Lenoir's Station, Tennessee, to Jodie. Hill describes a brief battle and his good living conditions. He also asks for news of the family and wonders why Jodie hasn't responded to his previous letters.

Dates: 1864 February 3

Job Barnard Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3121
Abstract

This collection contains a letter from Job Barnard to Flora Putnam, written from La Vergne, Tennessee on May 30, 1864. In it, he discusses his work on monthly reports to the War Department and singing for a sick Sergt. Henseley of Co H. Barnard also describes meeting local families and conversing with one woman about southern girls versus Yankee girls. He also talks about ladies who seem to like him or think he likes them.

Dates: 1864 May 30

John D. Messinger Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3273
Abstract

John D. Messinger wrote this letter to his friend E. Smith Woodworth from Pulaski, Tennessee on November 20, 1864. In it, Messinger discusses Lincoln's victory in the recent presidential election and Confederate troop movements in Tennessee. He also expresses his hope that the Union will soon win the war so that he can return home.

Dates: 1864 November 30

John E. Thompson Letter and Poem

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2960
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter and a poem written by John Edward Thompson of the 20th Illinois Infantry. The letter, written on March 17, 1862 to a friend while Thompson was stationed in Savannah, Tennessee, discusses Thompson's thoughts on surviving the war and on arriving in Savannah. The poem, entitled Good Night: Who Wouldn't be a Soldier and written before the Battle of Shiloh, was published in the Advocate in 1887.

Dates: 1862 March 17, 1887 February 8

John Forsyth Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3259
Abstract

John Forsyth wrote these two letters to his wife, Martha (Swanger) Forsyth, while serving with Company G of the 97th Ohio Infantry. The first is dated September 12, 1863 from Bridgeport, Alabama amidst the Chickamauga Campaign and the second is dated May 27, 1864 from Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dates: 1863 September 12, 1864 May 27

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 P. Lathrop Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2968
Abstract

In this letter to Master Sergeant Curtis Judd (postmarked in Clarksville, Tennessee) Lathrop discusses how much he dislikes war. He talks about how he would rather be a Chief Operator than out in the field fighting.

Dates: 1865 January 5

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

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