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Albert S. Bayless Letter

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Identifier: MS-3212
Abstract This letter, written 1867 January 29, describes an attack on the 9th Tennessee Cavalry by a group of Confederate guerilla soldiers. Bayless is writing to Brownlow at Brownlow's request, and the letter is meant to detail the circumstances of Confederate guerilla John Pride's death.

East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad Company Letter Regarding William Hunt

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Identifier: MS-0159
Abstract This letter appoints William Hunt Attorney in Fact for the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company. Hunt is instructed to apply to the Tennessee Legislature for the 250 bonds (worth $1,000 each) that the previous Legislature had set aside for the Railroad.

East Tennessee Claim Books

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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.

George W. Dyer Papers

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Identifier: MS-0054
Abstract This collection houses two items documenting George W. Dyer's activities during the close of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction. The first is a pass issued under the authority of Brigadier General Samuel P. Carter (then serving as the Provost Marshal General of East Tennessee) indicating that the guards should allow Dyer to pass through to Kentucky. The second is a certificate showing that Dyer is a registered voter and is allowed to vote because he produced two loyal Union...

Hannah W. Swan Grant of Pardon and Amnesty

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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 the...

J.S. Golladay Speech

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Identifier: MS-3565
Abstract This speech, printed in a nine-page booklet, is Golladay's response to Horace Maynard's December 12 speech. It was given in the U.S. House of Representatives on June 15, 1868, and concerns the Reconstruction of Tennessee. In it, Golladay claims that Maynard and the other delegates from Tennessee do not accurately represent the wishes of the citizens, nor does Governor Brownlow, because they were elected by the small fraction of voters who swore loyalty to the U.S. Constitution. He insists...

L. H. Passmore Letter

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Identifier: MS-3083
Abstract This collection consists of a letter from L. H. Passmore of Ducktown, Tennessee to Senator William G. Brownlow. Passmore asks Brownlow's advice on with candidate the Republican party should nominate for governor of Tennessee, given that both support giving former Confederate soldiers back the vote, a policy that Passmore opposes.

Memphis Freedman's Bureau Illustration

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Identifier: MS-3001
Abstract This collection consists of a color newspaper illustration depicting the Office the Freedmen's Bureau in Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1866-1868. It shows three seated white men, one of whom is T. A. Walker (the Superintendent of the District of Western Tennessee's Freedmen's Bureau), and a group of African-American men, who seem to be asking for their assistance.

R. M. Peoples Loyalty Oath

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Identifier: MS-0055
Abstract The collection consists of a one half-page oath from R. M. Peoples to the State of Tennessee, declaring his faithfulness to the Constitution of the United States, laws made during the Civil War, and the promises of the Emancipation Proclamation on November 22, 1865.

Stuart County (Tenn.) Letter

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Identifier: MS-2775
Abstract Letter written during Reconstruction by Stuart County, Tenn. resident in 1867. The letter inquires about the whereabouts Charly and Ada, two individuals the writer has failed to locate. The letter appears to be written by a family member, as the writer re-counts who has been married, jailed, and other local happenings.

Tennessee State Guard Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3581
Abstract This small leaflet responds to citizen concerns by assuring them that the State Guard will in no way molest law abiding citizens.

The East Tennessee University Library: The Civil War and Reconstruction Years

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Identifier: AR-0039
Abstract In this manuscript, Boyd Childress describes the University of Tennessee's Library in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.

William G. Brownlow Papers

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Identifier: MS-1940
Abstract This collection consists primarily of letters documenting William Gannaway Parson Brownlow's service as Governor of Tennessee and showing the problems that Tennessee faced during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Also included are letters to and from Brownlow's son John Bell Brownlow.

William G. Brownlow Tennessee Bonds Circular

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Identifier: MS-2750
Abstract This collection consists of a Tennessee Bonds Circular dated May 9, 1866 and signed by Governor William G. Brownlow. In addition, the collection also contains an Executive Department envelope that includes an image of the Tennessee seal.

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