Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Found in 289 Collections and/or Records:
This certificate indicates that Marquis D. L. Burnett of Knoxville, Tennessee, who served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the 5th Regiment of the East Tennessee Infantry Volunteers, was honorably discharged. It is a replacement for his original discharge papers, which were issued on August 3, 1862.
This collection houses several letters written by Union soldier Matthew A. Cowden to his family in Pennsylvania and by Confederate soldier George A. Gammon. Cowden's letters illustrate the hardships of being a soldier, his longing for home, and his confidence in the Union Army's ability to defeat the Confederates. Gammon's letter shows an extreme hatred for the Union Army and speculates on movement of the Confederate Army in the coming days.
This collection consists of a four page report detailing events in the Memphis, Tennessee district of the Freedmen's Bureau during the month of May 1864. The writer, Captain T. A. Walker of the 63rd Infantry Regiment (Colored Troops), describes the city of Memphis (particularly its schools) as well as the contraband camps of Holly Springs, Shiloh, and President's Island.
In this four-page letter, dated May 14, 1861, Milford Clark Butler of Knoxville, Tenn. writes to his sister America in Oregon. He expresses to her the political and economic climate of the border states from his point of view in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Moses Owen of the 7th Ohio Infantry, Company F, wrote this letter to his mother on February 18, 1862, just after the Battle of Fort Donelson.
This muster roll records that Bennett J. Cooper mustered into Company F of the 1st Tennessee Mounted Infantry (commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Abraham E. Garrett) at the rank of 1st Lieutenant on March 8, 1864 in order to fill an original vacancy. The document was officially approved at Carthage, Tennessee on March 21, 1864.
N. E. Prentice's diary covers approximately seventy pages and dates from January through July of 1865. The entries discuss such topics as the foraging his unit has done, deserters, Union prisoners, African-American refugees, mustering out, Prentice's travel home, and his work after returning home. The diary also contains approximately seventeen pages of autographs from fellow soldiers and several pages of miscellaneous lists and notes.
This stereoview photograph presents a scene of the outer lines of the Federal entrenchments on the battlefield at Nashville on December 16, 1864.
This collection consists primarily of newspaper columns, publications, and notes documenting Neal O'Steen's research into Tennessee during the Civil War and early Knoxville history. Also included are letters and publications regarding a trip that Daniel Boone may have made to Idaho and photographs of Supreme Court Justices James C. McReynolds, Horace H. Lurton, Abe Fortas, Howell E. Jackson, John Catron, and Edward T. Sanford.
This collection contains a sketch of Nelson Rogers's house in Farmington, Tennessee, dated May 12, 1862.
A letter written by Corporal Noble B. Wiggins on August 7, 1862 at the 42nd Ohio Infantry's Camp Virginia, located outside of Chattanooga, Tennessee. He describes foraging expeditions and his company's acquisition of mules, horses, and food as well as their losses in men.
Orlando C. Geer wrote this letter to his sister Hattie from camp on the Elk River in Tennessee on July 15, 1863. In it, he discusses his unit's activities from June 24 to July 15, 1863, including their participation in a battle and camp life.
In this letter to his sister, Orlando Geer expresses his opinions about news from home and describes the condition of their mutual acquaintances in the army.
In this letter to his sister, Orlando Geer discusses family matters and veterans' pay in addition to asking for some new tobacco.