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5th Iowa Infantry Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3640
Abstract

This collection consist of an eight page letter, dated June 24, 1864, written by John S. R. Fellows at Camp Patrick, Tennessee, during the Civil War. In the letter, Fellows writes home to his brothers and sisters about the hanging of 500 Confederate soldiers in Nashville during the Civil War.

Dates: 1864 June 24

A.A. Taylor Report on Pensions for East Tennesseans

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Identifier: MS-3604
Abstract This three-page leaflet presents the text from Alfred A. Taylor's report to the 51st U.S. House of Representatives, to accompany H.R. 13424. It calls for pensions to be provided for the survivors and widows of the group who successfully burned bridges around Knoxville in November of 1861. To justify this request, Taylor recounted the plans and results of that event and then referred to H.R. 7051 that had established pensions for men who had failed in their attempt to burn bridges around...
Dates: circa 1891

Ada Larew Papers

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Identifier: MS-0205
Abstract

This collection consists of the personal papers of Ada Campbell Larew and includes manuscripts, historical essays, poems, plays, and short stories authored by Larew. Also available are personal correspondence, press clippings, and memorabilia.

Dates: 1912 April 2–1963 August 18, undated

Andrew B. McTeer Appointment

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Identifier: MS-0052
Abstract

This collection consists of one appointment letter signed by the governor of Tennessee, Andrew Johnson, to Andrew B. McTeer on November 17, 1863.

Dates: 1863 November 17

Charles H. Pierce Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3283
Abstract

This collection houses two books that Union Sergeant Charles H. Pierce used to keep a diary and record roll call in addition to a formal studio portrait depicting Pierce in his later years wearing his Grand Army of the Republic Star.

Dates: 1863-1864, circa 1890

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.

Dates: circa 1860-1890

Edward Lynn Letter

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Identifier: MS-2848
Abstract

This letter was written on December 25-27, 1863, in Blains Cross Roads, Tenn., by Assistant Surgeon Edward Lynn of the 65th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, to his sister. In the letter, Lynn writes of the Siege of Knoxville and the Battle of Fort Sanders, as well as on meeting Parson William Brownlow.

Dates: 1863 December 25-27

Estelle Jarnagin Naff Collection

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Identifier: MS-0123
Abstract

This collection consists of an article written by Estelle Jarnagin Naff entitled "The Battle of Mossy Creek: Yankees Defeat Rebels." This article ran in The Jefferson County Standard on Wednesday, January 6, 1954, and gives an account of the Battle of Mossy Creek that was fought on December 29, 1864, in what is now Jefferson City, Tennessee. Also included in the collection is a descriptive letter about the article. The letter is dated March 8, 1954.

Dates: 1954 January 6-March 8

Henry B. Wetzell Correspondence

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Identifier: MS-2782
Abstract The Henry B. Wetzell Correspondence consists of two letters written to his father while enlisted as a soldier in the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. In the first letter, dated January 17, 1863, from Strawberry Plains, Tenn., Wetzell mentions their pursuit of Longstreet, the 2nd U. S. Artillery in Knoxville, Tenn. and a transfer from the 51st Pa. to the 11th NHV. Wetzell also discusses his decision not to re-enlist. In the second letter, dated September 25, 1866, Wetzell...
Dates: 1863, 1866

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.C. Vaughn Notice

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Identifier: MS-3582
Abstract

This small leaflet announces to all Bushwhackers, Outlaws, and Deserters that if they perpetrate any more crimes against Confederate soldiers or citizens,their houses and property will be burned to the ground. On October 19, 1864, R.C. Brown added that the above Order will be strictly enforced.

Dates: 1864 October 18

Jefferson Justice Report on Siege of Knoxville

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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

John E. Toole Pass Voucher

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3482
Abstract

This pass, issued on the authority of Colonel and Provost Marshal John E. Toole on January 29, 1864, authorizes the travel of J. T. Maggison, horses, and wagons from Bristol, Tennessee to Lynchburg, Virginia.

Dates: 1864 January 29

John Watkins Letters and Poem

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Identifier: MS-1781
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of two undated, fragmentary letters that John Watkins wrote during the Civil War. One is written on United States Sanitary Commission letterhead. These two items are accompanied by a poem entitled The Union, which Watkins apparently authored.

Dates: circa 1860s

Letters of James Monroe Griffith

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Identifier: MS-1002
Abstract

This collection contains one typescript copy of James Monroe Griffith's letters to his son, George. Griffith's biographical letters to his son contain his known information about his ancestry, a recounting of the significant events in his life, and his service during the Civil War including travels and fighting in East Tennessee.

Dates: 1906-1907

Malinda Harmon Relief Act

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Identifier: MS-3583
Abstract

The U.S. Senate and House passed this act, giving Malinda Harmon almost $5000 in order to keep her land. Her husband, Jacob Harmon, and two of her sons had been caught by Confederate forces after burning a bridge for the Union Army at Lick Creek on November 8-9, 1861. They had acquired a debt in order to hire a lawyer, but were found guilty and hanged, leaving Malinda with five children and a mortgage.

Dates: 1871 January 21

Mary Jane Johnston Reynolds Letters

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Identifier: MS-0246
Abstract This collection consists of photocopies of transcriptions of letters from Mary Jane Johnston Reynolds to her husband, Simeon Reynolds, who was serving with the Confederate 62nd Regiment of the Tennessee Mounted Infantry. At the time these letters were written, Mary Jane was living with her parents on the Johnston plantation in Loudon, Tennessee. They provide a description of life on the plantation during the first six months of 1864. The letters are prefaced with an introduction by Lucy...
Dates: 1864

Noble B. Wiggins Letter

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Identifier: MS-2873
Abstract

A letter written by Corporal Noble B. Wiggins on August 7, 1862 at the 42nd Ohio Infantry's Camp Virginia, located outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He describes foraging expeditions and his company's acquisition of mules, horses, and food as well as their losses in men.

Dates: 1862 August 7

Pembroke S. Scott Letter

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Identifier: MS-2223
Abstract

In an October 27, 1863 letter to his brother Clark, Pembroke Scott, a private with the 118th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, describes food rations and skirmishes near Loudon, Tenn.

Dates: 1863 October 27

Phoebe Cross Letter

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Identifier: MS-2863
Abstract

This February 2, 1862, letter is from Phoebe Cross to her sister. In the letter, Cross describes her life and family in East Tennessee while her husband is at war.

Dates: 1862 February 2

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Fort Sanders, Battle of, Knoxville, Tenn., 1863. 2
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. 2