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Abstract This two-act satire, entitled "A Stitch in Time -or- Yankee Doodle's Progress," is narrated by Poor Richard and stars a young man named Yankee Doodle. It begins in 1775 on Sir Lott of Pott's Virginia plantation and goes on to depict portions of the Revolutionary War and the hardships of life (particularly those faced by women and African-Americans) in early America.
Abstract This manuscript documents the amount of pay owed to the 73 soldiers serving in Captain John Marshal's company of the 2nd Battalion of Pennsylvania Riflemen as of June 1, 1776. The sheet is divided into eleven columns: Names, Station, Date of Commissions or Inlistments, Time in the Service, Time of Subsistence, Pay a.p. [according to] Month, Subsistence a.p. [according to] week, Whole Pay (L. s. d.) [(Pounds, shillings, and pence)], Stoppage for arms and Clothing, Balance of pay Due, and Whole...
Abstract The collection consists of one record book with the lineage records of the members of the James White Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. The records are dated up to June 3, 1929.
Abstract This collection consists of an incomplete letter dated June 2, 1796 from George Washington to Gov. William Blount and a Masonic Medal given to James H. Grant by Washington.
Abstract These twelve letters and two documents (created in the U.S. House of Representatives during the 12th Congress) are addressed to or refer to Colonel Anthony Walton White. The earlier letters are personal or military correspondence, while the later materials document White's efforts to reclaim part of his lost fortune and to have a memorial in his name. White's correspondents include Sir Banastre Tarleton, Edward Rutledge, Marie-Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette,...
Abstract The bulk of this collection houses legal documents, correspondence, plats, and other items documenting James A. Rogers' life and work. Among the subjects shown are rail and steamboat shipments in the 1850s and 1860s, land grants and sales (including land grants given in recognition of service in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War), transaction records of enslaved individuals from the 1840s to the 1860s, the Civil War (including the construction of Fort Pillar north of Memphis),...
Abstract This document is a typed copy of a letter that James Sevier wrote to L. C. Draper on August 19, 1839. In it, Sevier discusses his and his father's service on the Appalachian frontier during the Revolutionary War, where they fought in the Battle of Kings Mountain and in several smaller campaigns against the Cherokee. He also briefly recounts conflicts between Native Americans and whites in the decade following the American victory.
Abstract This collection is a personal account of Michael Woods Trimble. Written in 1860, the report recounts Trimble's ancestry and family stories.
Abstract This collection houses syllabi and course materials, administrative files, scholarly papers, and correspondence documenting Dr. Milton M. Klein's teaching and research into colonial and Revolutionary America.
Abstract This collection consists of a handwritten land grant dated July 10, 1788 from the state of North Carolina to George Doherty for 5,000 acres in Giles County (now in Tennessee) on Richland Creek.
Abstract This collection consists of material relating to the Rhea family of Sullivan County, Tennessee and covers the time period 1807-1931. Contained within the collection are Civil War-era records, John Rhea's financial transactions, Sons of Temperance financial transactions, material on Samuel Rhea's missionary trips to Persia, and John Rhea's correspondence. Also are included are Rhea genealogical material and various church records.
Abstract This is a list compiled by Snyder E. Roberts of the Revolutionary War soldiers that lived in Anderson County, TN at some point in their lives. The author compiled this list based on research from several sources.
Abstract The Susie Gentry Papers, ca. 1908-1985, is a series of letters and genealogical records about Tennessee soldiers of the War of 1812 (and of the Revolutionary War) and their descendents. It contains 38 items, mostly from the 1910's, including letters, a ledger, and family lines.
Abstract This index, titled The Tennessee Bee-hive, or Early (1778-1791) North Carolina Land Grants in the Volunteer State, lists the names of 3,151 Revolutionary War soldiers who received land grants in Tennessee as a reward for their military service. A preface describes where this information was found and outlines some of the features of American westward migration.
Abstract This collection of writings by Katherine Keogh White includes one bound typed manuscript titled “The Battle of King’s Mountain,” a published bound book with uncut pages titled The King's Mountain Men (1924), and two pages of notes on the order of pagination of the manuscripts.
- Subject: United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783. X