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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

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

 Collection
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

Southgate Cregmile Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1497
Abstract

This collection consists of thirty-two letters to and from Southgate Cregmile during the Civil War (1862-1865). Cregmile served in the 69th Regiment, Ohio Infantry. The letters are addressed to his family back home and to his brother, Crittenden Cregmile, who also served in the military during the Civil War. Cregmile's letters to his mother and brother discuss the daily activities of a Union Soldier during the Civil War.

Dates: 1862 March 19-1865 May 25

T. K. Gay Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3167
Abstract

This collection consists of one handwritten letter, written in 1864 in Knoxville, Tennessee, by T. K. Gay of the Signal Corps to his brother Cal in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. It reports that Knoxville is currently tranquil but expresses concern that John Morgan is preparing to attack. Gay hypothesizes that if Morgan were to attack he would meet strong resistance, as more troops were expected for the defense of the city. Gay also opines that the war will end soon.

Dates: 1864 August 15

Thomas J. Wood Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3803
Abstract

Correspondence dated February 19, 1864 written by Thomas John Wood, Union Army Officer, to Samuel Beatty, Brigadier General.

Dates: 1864 February 19

Thompson and Trundle Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-4010
Abstract This document includes two short letters written by two separate individuals on one sheet of paper during the Civil War. One letter is written by R. T. (Robert Thompson) Trundle and dated November 11, 1862. Trundle provides updates on friends serving in the war. The other letter is written by R. A. Thompson and discusses his health and desire to return to his regiment that he left in Knoxville, Tennessee. Neither note is addressed to someone, but the back of the page shows that the notes are...
Dates: 1862 November 11

Watson B. Smith Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3183
Abstract

Three letters written by Union soldier Watson B. Smith to his father, Rollin Coleman, in 1863. They includes his personal accounts of his service during the Civil War.

Dates: 1863 August 17-December 26

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 Shackelford Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3670
Abstract

This collection houses a letter from William Shackelford, a Union Civil War soldier, to his mother. In it, the writer details his thoughts of what the fate of Jefferson Davis ought to be now that Davis is imprisoned.

Dates: 1865

William W. Fish Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3836
Abstract

A handwritten letter from soldier William W. Fish dated January 25, 1864 and written from a camp five miles outside of Knoxville, Tenn.

Dates: 1864 January 25

William W. Fish Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3829
Abstract

The material consists of two handwritten letters by William W. Fish during February 1864.

Dates: 1864 February 9-20

William W. Howard Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1340
Abstract This collection consists of twelve letters that William Howard wrote to his sister Sallie while he served in the Union army aboard the USS Brilliant. The letters are primarily concerned with personal matters, especially William's complaints that no one but Sallie writes to him, but he does describe battles and other war news occasionally. His April 6, 1863 letter is addressed from outside of Gnashville, and the final letter is addressed from the U.S. hospital ship Home...
Dates: 1862 August 21-1865 January 15

W.W. Gibson Civil War Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0226
Abstract

This collection contains three muster sheets of Company I, 11th Texas Cavalry, and four copies of letters written by W.W. Gibson to his significant other, Lizzie Crawford of Knoxville, TN. It is transcribed by C.L. Gibson of Knoxville, TN.

Dates: 1861–1863

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