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Watson B. Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3324
Abstract This collection houses four letters that Watson B. Smith wrote to his family in Michigan from East Tennessee during August and September of 1863. In them, he discusses the Knoxville Campaign, battles with Confederate troops and guerillas, and dealings with the civilian population, which was mostly (but not entirely) sympathetic to the Union. He also discusses his duties in headquarters, including his temporary appointment as aide-de-camp. Several letters written to and from captured...
Dates: 1863 June 28-September 17, undated

Wilbur P. Buck Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3271
Abstract

Wilbur P. Buck wrote these three letters, dated between October 9, 1862 and June 23, 1863, to his sweetheart, Charlotte Lottie Smith. The first letter was sent from Camp Fuller and the others were written at the Officer's Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee. They discuss Buck and Smith's relationship, Buck's homesickness, and the wounded and dead soldiers that Buck sees in the field hospital where he works.

Dates: 1862 October 9-1863 June 23

Wildermuth Family Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3360
Abstract

This collection houses 22 letters written between various members of the Wildermuth family during the Civil War. Brothers John, Henry, and Eli Wildermuth wrote much of this correspondence while serving in the Union Army and discuss such topics as life in the South, the battles they have experienced, their living conditions, and their desire to return home to Wisconsin.

Dates: 1862 September 17-1865 May 20

William A. Huddard Papers

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Identifier: MS-2119
Abstract

This is a collection of sixty-one Civil War letters written by William A. Huddard to his father. The letters begin in June of 1861 and end in April of 1864. Huddard’s letters to his father describe many aspects of life in the western armies during the Civil War. He describes battles, camp life, enemy combatants, the environment, furloughs, his health, rumors, and weather.

Dates: 1861-1864

William A. Smith Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3481
Abstract

William A. Smith of the 116th Pennsylvania Infantry (also called the Irish Brigade) wrote this letter to his family in Chester County, Pennsylvania on August 30, 1863. In it, he reports that three men from the 2nd Division (one from the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry and another from the 20th Massachusetts Infantry) were executed for desertion and speculates that some from his own regiment might suffer the same fate.

Dates: 1863 August 30

William Cosgrove Letter

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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 E. VanAuken Letter

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Identifier: MS-1970
Abstract

William E. VanAuken of Company D of the 107th New York Infantry wrote this letter to his sister and brother-in-law from Shelbyville, Tennessee on 1863 January 7. In it, he discusses the weather and mentions that the 145th N.Y. Volunteers have recently been disbanded, saying that Their is one company here with us now. They we got up in New York. They are Bowery Boys... The letter is fairly brief and includes the envelope that it was mailed in.

Dates: 1863 January 7

William Edwards Letter

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Identifier: MS-1972
Abstract William Edwards wrote this letter to his cousin Jennie Searce from camp near Battle Creek, Tennessee on 9 August 1862. He says that we have to quit writing until they get old morgan cleaned out of Kentucky and mentions that his unit has been eating poorly because they have had to ration provisions. Edwards also asks Jennie to write and tell if any of short creek Boys has enlisted ... they ought to pitch in and help us out ... they ought to be ashamed of them selves ... and requests that she...
Dates: 1862 August 9

William H. Lambert Letter

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Identifier: MS-3260
Abstract

William H. Lambert wrote this letter to George and Jesse Cox of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on 24 February 1863 while he was stationed in Lookout Valley, Tennessee. In it, Lambert discusses the bureaucratic processes of discharge and resignation. He also mentions that he has been promoted from Adjutant to Captain and recounts meeting a friend, Colonel Joseph B. Palmer, who he had not seen since the Battle of Antietam in Chattanooga the previous week.

Dates: 1863 February 24

William J. Crook Letter

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Identifier: MS-3069
Abstract

William J. Crook wrote this letter to his cousin Hattie from Tullahoma, Tennessee on November 12, 1862. He discusses the failure of the Kentucky campaign, the hardships accompanying the retreat, Northern politics, and the future course of the war. He also asks for news of his other cousins.

Dates: 1862 November 12

William J. Crook Letter

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Identifier: MS-3412
Abstract

William J. Crook wrote this letter to his cousin, Hattie Crook, at Columbia Female College in Columbia, South Carolina on May 4, 1864. In it, he describes enemy reconnaissance, discusses the upcoming Northern Presidential election, relates news about family and friends, enumerates his thoughts on marriage, and mentions that the enemy is advancing on Cleveland road.

Dates: 1864 May 4

William J. Helsley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3929
Overview

Collection contains a single letter written by William Helsley, a soldier in the 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on August 29, 1864. Helsley penned this letter to his wife, Mary Yauser Helsley, while stationed in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In the letter, Helsley discusses a scare in which he and others were warned of activities by Confederate Colonel Wheeler that ultimately never happened.

Dates: 1864 August 29

William J. Ricketts Letters

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Identifier: MS-3461
Abstract

This collection consists of six letters that William J. Ricketts wrote to his parents in Wales, Massachusetts from October 2, 1863 to March 15, 1864. In them, he discusses camp life, poor rations, being hospitalized in Knoxville, various battles that his unit has engaged in, marching across Tennessee, citizens forming the National Guard of East Tennessee, and his plans for returning home.

Dates: 1863 October 2-1864 March 15

William M. Cloer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2796
Abstract

William M. Cloer, a private in the 62nd North Carolina Infantry (CSA), wrote this letter to friends at home from Morristown, Tennessee on June 24, 1863. He discusses recent Yankee raids in Tennessee, specifically those made during the push towards Knoxville, and his regiment's upcoming move to Cumberland Gap.

Dates: 1863 June 24

William R. Lacy Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2131
Abstract This collection contains a letter dated November 14, 1861, by Lieutenant William R. Lacy of the 6th Tennessee Infantry (CSA) to his cousin, Amarila Lemons. Written from Columbus, Ky., he describes the rules and conditions placed on a soldier in the areas of Belmont, Missouri and Columbus. The letter includes an explanation of the treatment of prisoners. Lacy speaks of the wounded and the Union dead. He adds that a cousin, Thomas Lacy, resigned and became a Captain of a company at Union...
Dates: 1861 November 14

William Styer Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3198
Abstract

This collection consists of ten letters and five envelopes from Union soldier William Styer to his wife Susannah (Defenbaugh) Styer dating from 1862 November 12 to 1863 September 5. One letter was written in Camp Morton, Indiana; one was written on board the Ohio Belle; and the rest were written from Fort Pickering, Tennessee.

Dates: 1862 November 12-1863 September 5

William T. Presley Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2783
Abstract William T. Presley of Company A of the 1st Alabama Cavalry wrote these two letters to his wife, Henrietta (Ward) Presley, in Prattville, Alabama. In the first letter, dated September 30, 1862 from camp direction Chattanooga, Presley mentions his need for a new horse, arguing that "all men that are worthy property ought to help us poor creatures that have left our families to fight to protect them as well as our own families." In the second letter, dated April 7, 1863 from camp near...
Dates: 1862 September 30, 1863 April 7

William T. Presley Letter

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Identifier: MS-3399
Abstract

William T. Presley wrote this letter to his wife Henry (Henryetta) on September 27, 1862 from camp in or near Knoxville, Tennessee. Presley mentions that her last letter caused tears to stream down his cheeks. He remarks on the poor condition of several men in his camp, saying that one looks like an old shoe. He goes on to tell Henryetta that she must hire someone to build a pen for the hogs and try go with out killing any of them til hog Billing time.

Dates: 1862 September 27

William Velie Letter

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Identifier: MS-3211
Abstract

This letter, written by William Velie and sent from Fort Rosencrance in Murfreesboro, Tennessee describes battles in the Middle Tennessee area, including Franklin and Nashville. Velie notes that the Commanding Officer of the Confederate Army in the area is General Hood, while his own commander in the Union Army is General Melroy.

Dates: 1864

William W. Daugherty Letter

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Identifier: MS-3276
Abstract

William W. Daugherty wrote this letter to his father from Tullahoma, Tennessee on April 13, 1864. In it, he discusses social life among the regiment's officers, describes troop movements just before the Battle of Resaca, and expresses his optimism about General Sherman's campaign in Georgia.

Dates: 1864 April 13

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Floods -- New York (State). 1
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Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862. 1
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Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. 1
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Nashville, Battle of, Nashville, Tenn., 1864. 1
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Presbyterians -- Tennessee. 1
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