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A. G. Franklin Letter to Dr. Jesse Snodgrass

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.

Alfred E. Waldo Letter

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.

Benjamin F. Wright Letter

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

Charles H. Roney Civil War Letters

Identifier: MS-3775
Abstract Two letters from Sgt. Charles H. Roney of the Union Army to his parents, written on April 13, 1862, and June 30, 1862. He tells his parents of his company's plans to capture the Cumberland Gap and of his pay that he intends on sending home to them.

Charles Miller Civil War Letter

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.

Charles Morris Civil War Letters

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.

Civil War Letter to James

Identifier: MS-1281
Abstract This collection consists of one handwritten letter addressed to James (assumed to be James Buren of Rogersville) from his father dated July 16, 1862 in Mill Bend, Rogersville, Tennessee. The father writes about family and friends, promotion and conscription in the army, and other updates. Included in the collection is a typed transcription of the letter.

Colonel Carrick W. Heiskell Letters

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.

David J. Durand Letter

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.

Dr. Henry Hayes Letter

Identifier: MS-3651
Abstract Dr. Henry Hayes, an army physician, wrote this letter to a friend in Vermont. In the letter, Dr. Hayes discusses the aftermath of the Fort Pillow Massacre.

E. D. Bruce Civil War Letter

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.

Franklin Mangle Civil War Letter

Identifier: MS-3758
Abstract This collection consists of a Civil War letter written by Franklin Mangle on April 14, 1862, at Cumberland Fort, Kentucky. Mangle discusses the location and forthcoming campaign to capture Cumberland Gap.

General Edmund Kirby Smith Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3731
Abstract This collection contains a single handwritten letter from General Edmund Kirby Smith, writing from Knoxville, Tenn. on August 10, 1862, to Brigadier General Thomas Jordan, in Chattanooga, Tenn. The letter includes information on Union General Don Carlos Buell's forces via General John H. Morgan.

General Edward M. McCook Letter

Identifier: MS-3453
Abstract General Edward M. McCook wrote this letter from the headquarters of the 1st Cavalry Division in Macon, Georgia to an unidentified friend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 1, 1865. He reports that during his latest expedition, the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Cavalry under the command of Brevet Major General Wilson captured Selma, Tuscaloosa, Columbus, Montgomery, West Point, and Macon. He goes on to say that Union troops have managed to destroy all the arsenals, iron works, rolling mills, machine...

General John M. Schofield Letter

Identifier: MS-3678
Abstract This Civil War letter was written from General John M. Schofield to Brigadier General Jacob Ammen on September 19, 1864. The letter requests that Ammen and his 4th Div. 23rd Corps support the raid on the town of Saltville in southwestern Virginia, resulting in the Battle of Saltville on October 2, 1864.

George L. Reis Civil War Transcripts

Identifier: MS-0562
Abstract This collection consists of 28 transcripts from George L. Reis to his family and friends back home. The transcripts discuss the everyday life a soldier during the Civil War.

H. G. Wax Letter

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.

Hammonds Family Papers

Identifier: MS-0130
Abstract This collection consists of several documents written by members of the Hammonds family of Tennessee. Included are four letters, one list of expenditures, one application for money order, one promise of payment, and one account book. The documents date between 1861 and 1900.

Harry C. Cushing Letters

Identifier: MS-1334
Abstract This collection consists primarily of two sets of letters that Harry C. Cushing wrote to his mother, father, and friend Ned Atwell while serving in the U.S. Civil War. The first set of letters is composed of photocopies of original letters held at the Rhode Island Historical Society. The second set are originals written between September 1860 and November 1864 and include the letters that Cushing wrote while stationed in Tennessee from November 1862 to March 1864. Many of these documents...

Henry Drake Letter and Photograph

Identifier: MS-3473
Abstract Henry Drake, a fighting sutler with the 107th New York Infantry, wrote this letter from camp near Dallas, Georgia on June 1, 1864. In it, he details his unit's march to their current location and recounts their subsequent battles with Confederate soldiers. The letter also describes the death of Drake's fellow soldier and friend Will E. Vanauken, who Drake says he may have loved and thought too much of. Also included is an undated photograph of Drake.

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