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A. G. Franklin Letter to Dr. Jesse Snodgrass

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3928
Overview

Collection contains a three page handwritten letter and envelope to Dr. Jesse Snodgrass from A. G. Franklin. The letter was written on July 22, 1864, and sent from Knoxville, Tennessee to Snodgrass, a surgeon for the Union Army, who was stationed in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dates: 1864 July 22

Alfred E. Waldo Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3184
Abstract

A single letter, written October 26, 1863, by Alfred Edward Waldo to his parents. In the letter, he details the defense of Knoxville, Tennessee against General James Longstreet's attack as well as writing of his rations and requesting for new clothes.

Dates: 1863 October 26

Charles Miller Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-4005
Abstract

This collection contains a single handwritten letter from soldier Charles Miller, dated March 29, 1864, to Richard Cochran of Piketon, Ohio. Miller writes the letter from Knoxville, Tennessee. The envelope is included.

Dates: 1864 March 29

Charles Morris Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-4006
Abstract

This collection contains two handwritten letters from soldier Charles Morris written in 1864 and 1865 from east Tennessee. The letters are addressed to his brother and sister in South Wales, New York.

Dates: 1864 April 11, 1865 June 9

Colonel Carrick W. Heiskell Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3673
Abstract

In these July 1861 letters from Colonel Carrick W. Heiskell to his sister and neice, Heiskell discusses his surroundings and experiences in the Cumberland Gap while serving in the 19th Tennessee Confederate Infantry. Heiskell makes specific note of the mountain area, valleys of Tennessee, and an “abundance of rattlesnakes.” He goes on to discuss his readiness for conflict with the enemy in the days ahead, as well as the desertion of a relative soldier to the enemy.

Dates: 1861 July 3, July 11

David A. Moulton Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2795
Abstract

This letter dated February 19, 1864, was written by David A. Moulton, a Union solider and a private in the 11th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry. He was stationed at a camp near Knoxville, Tennessee and writes to his mother Miriam S. Moulton in Hampton, New Hampshire. He expresses to her thanks and gives some information about a scrimmage victory over Confederate Army leader Lieutenant General Longstreet in early February 1864.

Dates: 1864 February 19

David J. Durand Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3185
Abstract

This collection consists of one letter by David J. Durand to his sisters, written February 21, 1864, describing the Federal Army's preparedness for a Confederate attack in Knoxville, TN.

Dates: 1864 February 21

Davis Tillson Note

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2220
Abstract

In a January 20, 1864, note from Knoxville, Tenn., Brigadier General Davis Tillson, Chief of Artillery for the Department of the Ohio, states that Mr. Mayberry has permission to take slaves found within the city limits to his farm.

Dates: 1864 January 20

E. D. Bruce Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3857
Abstract

This February 19,1864 letter by Private E. D. Bruce of the 8th Georgia Infantry informs of the "good health and fine spirits" of his army. Written to his family, he informs them of the happenings and current conditions of the war.

Dates: 1864 February 19

East Tennessee Claim Books

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0662
Abstract

This collection consists of four ledger books that contain property and pension claims made by East Tennesseans following the Civil War.

Dates: circa 1860-1890

Edmund Burke Whitman Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-4001
Abstract

This collection consists of a single handwritten letter from December 5, 1864, written by Edmund Burke Whitman, Assistant Quartermaster, in Knoxville, Tennessee. The letter is addressed Lt. Colonel Andrew J. Mackay to let him know of the needed supplies.

Dates: 1864 December 5

Food Inventory for General Simon Buckner's Division

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2751
Abstract

This collection consists of a Confederate food inventory from the Office of Chief Commissary of General Simon B. Bolivar's Division dated November 14, 1863. The inventory the thousands of pounds of beef, sugar, and bacon received between November 9 and November 14, 1864 as Confederate General James Longstreet's army was preparing for the attack on Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1863

George W. Douglas Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2142
Abstract

In a letter written February 4, 1865 from the Officers' Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., to Colonel Cross, George W. Douglas writes concerning his desire for an artifical leg to help him walk.

Dates: 1865 February 4

Gideon S. Sentelle Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1520
Abstract

This collection consists of three military records of Gideon S. Sentelle from 1865. The records include a discharge paper from Knoxville, Tennessee and two muster-out rolls.

Dates: 1865

Gustavus A. Peltzer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2878
Abstract

The letter is written by Gustavus A. Peltzer, dated July 2, 1863, and is addressed to his friend Ellis. The letter, written in response to previous correspondence from Ellis, details the events that led to his imprisonment in Knoxville, Tennessee. The collection also contains the original envelope used for this correspondance.

Dates: 1863 July 2

Hannah W. Swan Grant of Pardon and Amnesty

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0056
Abstract In this document, President Andrew Johnson pardons Hannah W. Swan of Knox County for her rebellion against the United States of America on the conditions that she take the oath given in the May 29, 1865 Proclamation of the President, never owns slaves nor uses slave labor, pays all costs from any previous legal proceedings, doesn't attempt to recover any property seized by the government during the Civil War, and notifies the Secretary of State in writing that she has received and accepted...
Dates: 1865 October 27

Henry Cherry Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2214
Abstract

The Henry Cherry Letters, 1864-1865, contain nine letters from Cherry, a Chaplain with the 10th Michigan Cavalry in the Civil War, to Amos Gould of Owosso, Mich., describing both military and civilian life in the Union Army during the Civil War. The majority of these letters were written from Knoxville, Tenn.

Dates: 1864-1865

J. L. Anderson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2845
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter sent by J. L. Anderson of the 2nd Regiment of Alabama from Knoxville, Tenn. on October 23, 1862, to his sister Maggie Anderson in Talladega, Ala. Anderson discusses life in his cavalry unit and the importance of maintaining horses. He details his unit's movements from Knoxville to Kentucky and back and describes the fortifications at the Cumberland Gap.

Dates: 1862 October 23

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

Jefferson Justice Report on Siege of Knoxville

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3838
Abstract

Jefferson Justice's handwritten report in September 1863 of items lost in transportation from Crab Orchard, Kentucky to Knoxville, Tennessee after the 1863 Siege of Knoxville; items mentioned include bread, coffee, and sugar.

Dates: 1863 September

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