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5th Iowa Infantry Letter

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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.

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...

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.

An Introduction to the Ethno-History of East Tennessee: Statement of Methods

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Identifier: MS-1648
Abstract This collection consists of an undated article entitled "An Introduction to the Ethno-History of East Tennessee: Statement of Methods" about the use of ethnic identity in archaeology, specifically at the University of Tennessee. The article also includes footnotes and a bibliography.

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.

Andrew Knott Papers

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Identifier: MS-1677
Abstract A collection of ledgers, deeds, receipts, correspondence, and more related to Andrew Knott and the Knott family.

Charles H. Pierce Papers

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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.

Dunn-Oliver Collection

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Identifier: MS-3690
Abstract This collection includes extensive documentation on the history and families of Cades Cove, Tennessee, collected by John W. Oliver and used by Durwood C. Dunn in his book Cades Cove: The Life and Death of a Southern Appalachian Community, 1818-1937. Papers include original manuscripts, typescripts, photocopies, and notes. The materials include correspondence; legal and business documents; genealogical, church, and cemetery records; personal memoirs; newspaper clippings;...

Early Inns and Hostelries in the East Tennessee Country, 1760-1860

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Identifier: MS-0998
Abstract This collection features a twelve-chapter manuscript of Early Inns and Hostelries in the East Tennessee Country, 1760-1860 written by LaReine Warden Clayton.

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.

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.

Emory Family Papers

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Identifier: MS-2351
Abstract This collection of Emory family papers contains a pocket diary from 1868, an autograph book, and a letter to Mrs. A. M. Emory in 1904.

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.

Greeneville (Tenn.) Daybook

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Identifier: MS-0005
Abstract This daybook contains the records of a general store in Greeneville, Tennessee, including the names of customers, the items they purchased (including cloth, tobacco, coffee, and turpentine), and the prices they paid.

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...

Henry Cherry Letters

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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.

J. R. Payne Real Estate Ledger

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Identifier: MS-0615
Abstract This collection includes a ledger dated 1911 for J. R. Payne Real Estate as inscribed on the first page. The book includes information about sales, rentals, and clients of the East Tennessee-based company. Also included are some loose materials including notes, correspondence dating between 1912-1918, and company letterhead for "J. H. Payne, Farms Any Size in Any Part of East Tennessee, Timber, Mineral and Grazing Lands."

James Merrill Safford Correspondence

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Identifier: MS-3728
Abstract This collection contains one correspondence from James Safford. He writes about a distinguished botanist that came to measure the peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, which are the highest in North Carolina and Tennessee. Safford goes on to note that they are the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River.

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.

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.

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