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Albert Woodcock Letter

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Identifier: MS-2792
Abstract Captain Albert Woodcock wrote this letter to "Dearest Leute" from camp near Franklin, Tennessee on May 6, 1863. In it, he describes daily life in camp, including a detailed diagram of the infantry's position.

Alfred E. Waldo Letter

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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.

Andrew J. Herndon Letter

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Identifier: MS-4009
Abstract Written on August 14, 1862, Andrew J. Herndon writes a letter to his mother and sister from "camp near Tazwell [sic]" about life in the Army camp in Tennessee. He writes about his regiment having to march and asks how his family is doing. He also tells both his mother and sister to direct their letters to Knoxville, Tennessee.

Benjamin F. Wright Letter

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Identifier: MS-3475
Abstract Benjamin F. Wright wrote this letter describing encounters with Confederate sharpshooters near Bridgeport, Tennessee on March 12, 1864.

Charles G. Davis's "Army Life and Prison Experiences"

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0290
Abstract This is a copy of a manuscript by Charles G. Davis. It is his first-person story of imprisonment and escape during the Civil War.

Confederate Soldier's Letter about Missionary Ridge

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Identifier: MS-2215
Abstract In a December 3, 1863 letter from James to My Dear Sister Kate, a Confederate soldier describes his situation after participating in the Battle of Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga during the Civil War.

Eleanora Willauer Diary

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Identifier: MS-2940
Abstract This collection consists of the Confederate diary of Eleanora Willauer, of Dickson County, Tennessee, written between October 1, 1862 and November 9, 1869.

Elizabeth Baker Crozier Journal

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Identifier: MS-1048
Abstract In this journal, Elizabeth (Baker) Crozier describes life in Knoxville during the siege of 1863. She recounts Union troops plundering and burning her home as well as destroying the homes of her friends and neighbors. She also recalls the kindness of others as she and her husband attempted to reestablish a home and life for their family. In a small excerpt at the end, Crozier also writes of the death of her brother, Dr. Henry Baker, at the hands of Union troops. This document is a typewritten...

Emmanuel Cave Letter

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Identifier: MS-2158
Abstract This collection consists of a letter dated June 19, 1862, from Emmanuel Cave of the 69th Ohio Infantry to his wife Susan. Cave writes of the eight-day march that his regiment just completed.

Felix Kirk Letter

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Identifier: MS-2152
Abstract Felix Kirk wrote this letter to his father, John Kirk, from Knoxville on November 14, 1861. In it, he discuses a recent illness, mentions some old union devil who burned a bridge, and describes his unit's recent activities in Chattanooga and Knoxville. The reverse of the letter's final page bears a printed poem entitled Dixie: Southrons, hear your Country Call You!

George W. Douglas Letter

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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.

George W. Ross Letter

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Identifier: MS-2151
Abstract In this letter to his sister, Rebecca F. Ross, George W. Ross relates news about his service with the Indiana 8th Cavalry.

H. G. Wax Letter

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Identifier: MS-0761
Abstract This collection includes a letter written by H. G. Wax to ‘Cousin App.' It is dated February 25, 1865 and from Mill Bend located in Hawkins County, Tennessee.

H. L. Bedford Memoirs

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Identifier: MS-2176
Abstract H. L. Bedford's memoir provides a detailed account of the placement and use of Confederate artillery at Fort Donelson. The memoir disagrees with Union reports included in the Official Records and rehabilitates the reputation of Confederate troops and commanders at the fort. Bedford was an adjutant in the Tennessee Corps of Artillery.

Henry A. Colvin Special Order

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Identifier: MS-2140
Abstract This document instructs Henry Colvin to go to Decatur, Alabama from Nashville, Tennessee and procure missing rolls and returns for Tennessee.

Henry Warren Diary

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Identifier: MS-3417
Abstract In this diary, Henry Warren describes his service with the 20th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (CSA) in Tennessee and Kentucky. A document signed by Governor Isham G. Harris inside the diary nominates Warren as a Drill Master and orders him to report for duty. Both of these items have been transcribed onto a CD housed with the collection.

Howard Hopkins Letter

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Identifier: MS-2799
Abstract In this letter, dated January 17, 1864 at LaGrange, Tenn., Howard Hopkins of the 3rd Regiment Michigan Calvary writes to his cousin Abbie Watson Clyde of Wayne County, N.Y.

J. C. Gates Letter

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Identifier: MS-2155
Abstract This collection consists of an April 11, 1864, letter from Union soldier J. C. Gates in Ringgold, Ga., to his wife in Ohio. Gates mentions the arrival of Col. Brownlow and the East Tennessee Cavalry and discusses the fish supply in the local rivers.

J. S. Hanna Letter

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Identifier: MS-3168
Abstract A handwritten letter from J. S. Hanna to an unknown recipient written circa November 24, 1862 from Fort Saunderson, Bolivar, TN. The letter discusses his time at his time at the fort including sickness and weather.

Jacob Rowland Letters

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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...

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