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Alfred E. Waldo Letter

 Collection
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.

Charles H. Roney Civil War Letters

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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.

Colonel Geza Mihalotzy Ordnance Receipt

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2161
Abstract In this document, Mihalotzy reports that the equipment his men are currently using is unserviceable.

David J. Durand Letter

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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.

David W. Humphrey Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3105
Abstract This collection houses two letters from David Humphrey (signed D. W. H.) to Julia written from Union Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 26 and December 17 of 1862. The letters discuss life in camp, General Rosecrans' good performance, family news, news of the war in Tennessee and Virginia, food being sent by the family to camp, Humphrey's desire to return home, and his love for Julia.

E. H. Rennolds Diaries

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Identifier: MS-0170
Abstract E. H. Rennolds maintained these two diaries while he was serving with the 5th Tennessee Infantry (CSA) in 1863 and 1864 during the Civil War. In them, he describes his service in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, including his participation in the battles of Spring Hill, Franklin, and Nashville.

Edward Hatch Letter

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Identifier: MS-2163
Abstract This letter from Major General Edward Hatch to Secretary of War E. M. Stanton requests the promotion of Assistant Adjt. General Henry A. Colvin to the rank of Major.

Emmanuel Cave Letter

 Collection
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!

Francis and Harriet Ferguson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2125
Abstract This collection of letters exchanged by Francis and Harriet Ferguson deals with life on both the battle and home fronts during the American Civil War.

Frank Quinn Letter

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Identifier: MS-3067
Abstract Frank Quinn, a Confederate soldier, writes a Christmas letter to Maggie T. Kelly of Memphis, Tennessee.

George Laubach Letter

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Identifier: MS-2160
Abstract This collection contains a letter, dated April 5, 1865 from Spring Camp close to Knoxville, Tenn., from George Laubach of the 10th Michigan Cavalry to Mariette Hutchins in Michigan. Laubach discusses news from home and describes his surroundings in East Tennessee.

George W. Douglas Letter

 Collection
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.

Harry C. Cushing Letters

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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 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 Brown Collection

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Identifier: MS-2117
Abstract This is a collection of over fifty civil war letters written by Harry Brown to his wife from August 1861 through September 1862.

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.

Hugh Ryan Letters

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Identifier: MS-2221
Abstract In three letters from 1864 and 1865 to his wife Katy, Hugh Ryan, a private with the 24th Kentucky Infantry, describes the life of a Union soldier at the close of the Civil War.

J. C. Gates Letter

 Collection
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.

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