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A. E. Bishop Letter to Joseph Mayberry

Identifier: MS-0727
Abstract In this letter to Joseph Mayberry in Knoxville, Tennessee, Andrew Bishop (who is being held as a prisoner of war at Point Lookout, Maryland) appeals to Mayberry's generous spirit for some small pecuniary assistance ... to get some small necessary articles. Bishop served with the 3rd East Tennessee Infantry (CSA) before his capture. Researchers should note that Mayberry should most likely be spelled Mabry.

A. S. Andrews Letter

Identifier: MS-3238
Abstract This letter from Union solider A. S. Andrews, dated four days after the Battle of Shiloh, describes the battle's aftermath.

Edwin Floyd Wiley Memoir and Photograph

Identifier: MS-0433
Abstract This collection houses a handwritten manuscript entitled War Experiences of Edwin Floyd Wiley documenting Wiley's military service during the Civil War as well as a photograph of Wiley himself.

Edwin L. Stanton Letter

Identifier: MS-0053
Abstract This collection consists of a single letter written by Edwin L. Stanton informing the mother of a Confederate soldier that the Secretary of War had granted her permission to see and converse with her son, a prisoner of war at Camp Morton in Indiana.

George E. Moore Letter

Identifier: MS-3047
Abstract This October 9, 1863, letter is to a Mr. A. Douglas from George E. Moore of the Signal Corps under Gen. Thomas in Chattanooga, Tenn. Moore notifies Douglas that rebel forces captured John [no last name] as a prison of war when returning from the Sequachee Valley, and he details the circumstances surrounding the capture.

Gustavus A. Peltzer Letter

Identifier: MS-2878
Abstract The letter is written by Gustavus A. Peltzer, dated July 2, 1863, and is addressed to his friend Ellis. The letter, written in response to previous correspondence from Ellis, details the events that led to his imprisonment in Knoxville, Tennessee. The collection also contains the original envelope used for this correspondance.

James R. Delaunay Prisoner of War Autograph Booklet

Identifier: MS-0443
Abstract James R. Delaunay collected these autographs from fellow prisoners of war while he was incarcerated in Johnson's Island, Ohio from December of 1864 to June of 1865. This item is a transcription of the original booklet, which was then in the possession of the Collierville Herald.

Levi Dysinger Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3232
Abstract This collection consists of correspondence from Levi Dysinger, a Union soldier, to his wife Harriet in Paulding County, Ohio. The letters are written from Huntsville, Alabama and date from March to May of 1865. They recount how Private Dysinger's brothers, Henry and Isaac, contracted (and eventually died from) measles while soldiers.

Samuel B. Boyd Papers

Identifier: MS-0871
Abstract This collection houses letters of recommendation for Samuel Boyd, correspondence to and from Samuel Boyd (including two letters he wrote while being held prisoner at Camp Chase, Ohio during the Civil War), genealogical notes, invitations, newspaper clippings, and resolutions on the deaths of Samuel and Isabella (Reed) Boyd.

Samuel Beckett Boyd Diary

Identifier: MS-0248
Abstract Samuel Beckett Boyd kept this diary while imprisoned at Camp Chase from January 1, 1865 to April 3, 1865. In it, he describes the weather, his diet, his journey to Camp Chase, letters he has written to and received from family and friends, rumors (especially rumors of prisoner exchanges) he has heard, men released from prison (particularly men who have sworn loyalty to the Union forces as a condition of their release), men transferred into the prison, and his health and the health of the other...

Samuel K. Carrigan Letter

Identifier: MS-3065
Abstract This collection consists of a letter from Samuel K. Carrigan, sent on May 25, 1862 from Camp Mag Hill near Chattanooga, to his brother William A. Carrigan in Society Hill, South Carolina. He discusses his discontent with his fellow solider's irreligiousness and his desire to transfer into another unit, as well as the fighting in which he was involved.

Thad Roberts Letter

Identifier: MS-2900
Abstract In this letter, Thad Roberts of the 148th New York Infantry writes home to cos. Roberts discusses the spread of disease through Nashville, Tennessee where the 148th is stationed. He also mentions the conditions of the regiment's weapons as well as their prisoner of war and death counts.

Walter Ryall Letter

Identifier: MS-3536
Abstract This collection consists of a letter by Confederate soldier Walter Ryall to his father Thomas C. Ryall in Shelbyville, Tennessee. The letter is written from the Tennessee State Penitentiary and is dated July 4, 1863.

William A. Mayo Diary

Identifier: MS-1300
Abstract This collection is a diary written by William A. Mayo of Monroe County, Tennessee between the years 1861 and 1866.

William R. Lacy Letter

Identifier: MS-2131
Abstract This collection contains a letter dated November 14, 1861, by Lieutenant William R. Lacy of the 6th Tennessee Infantry (CSA) to his cousin, Amarila Lemons. Written from Columbus, Ky., he describes the rules and conditions placed on a soldier in the areas of Belmont, Missouri and Columbus. The letter includes an explanation of the treatment of prisoners. Lacy speaks of the wounded and the Union dead. He adds that a cousin, Thomas Lacy, resigned and became a Captain of a company at Union City.

William Styer Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3198
Abstract This collection consists of ten letters and five envelopes from Union soldier William Styer to his wife Susannah (Defenbaugh) Styer dating from 1862 November 12 to 1863 September 5. One letter was written in Camp Morton, Indiana; one was written on board the Ohio Belle; and the rest were written from Fort Pickering, Tennessee.

William Walker Ward Diary and Photographs

Identifier: MS-1270
Abstract Note This diary records William Ward's time as a prisoner of war during the Civil War, his release through officer exchange, and his activities during the last bit of the war. Throughout this diary, Ward records letters sent, money spent, and people met, as well as the weather and occasional bits of war news. As he traveled, he also mentions the food available in various parts of the South during the last year of the war. Also included are two portrait photographs of Ward and his wife, Bettie Rucks...

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