Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Found in 290 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains a letter from Captain Cornelius Longfellow of the Company E of the 69th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He writes from Camp Perry near Memphis, Tennessee, to his wife Lydia on December 2, 1862. In the letter, Longfellow discusses buying a Soldiers Memorial, his trip to Memphis from Indianapolis, the possibilities of traveling after the war, the actions of the freed blacks, and his own men.
This collection houses a single letter from Daniel Davis to his brother. In it, Davis details his regiment's march from Nashville to Dechard, Tennessee (southeast of Tullahoma, Tennessee.) At that time, the 46th Pennsylvania was detailed to guard sections of the Nashville-Chattanooga Railroad.
This collection houses a letter written by Daniel Pontious on June 13, 1865 from Shell Mound, Tennessee to Hannah in Ohio. The letter concerns news of friends and family, the family farm, a college graduation that Pontious will be unable to attend, and the the Union Army's slow progress in mustering out troops following the Confederate surrender.
This letter dated February 19, 1864, was written by David A. Moulton, a Union solider and a private in the 11th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry. He was stationed at a camp near Knoxville, Tennessee and writes to his mother Miriam S. Moulton in Hampton, New Hampshire. He expresses to her thanks and gives some information about a scrimmage victory over Confederate Army leader Lieutenant General Longstreet in early February 1864.
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.
The David Williams Oath of Allegiance was signed on December 13, 1862 at Fort Pillow by Williams of Lauderdale County, Tenn. It was witnessed and signed by Capt. R. Griffin and two others.
In a January 20, 1864, note from Knoxville, Tenn., Brigadier General Davis Tillson, Chief of Artillery for the Department of the Ohio, states that Mr. Mayberry has permission to take slaves found within the city limits to his farm.
This collection contains a letter, dated March 9, 1864 from camp at Mossy Creek, Tenn., from E. Waldo Stacy of the 36th Massachusetts Infantry. The letter details the events of February 23-March 9, 1864. Stacy and his regiment advanced to Strawberry Plains before withdrawing to Mossy Creek (now Jefferson City). He describes an encounter with a drunken rebel lieutenant.
This collection consists of two original drafts of two sections of Dinner at Belmont: "Second Dinner" and "Fourth Dinner."
This collection contains an unrecorded Confederate Tennessee broadside. It is an important announcement of a meeting of Union sympathizers to be held in Greenville. This meeting was held on June 17, 1861.
This collection contains an oversized photograph of the East Tennessee University during the Civil War. It was taken from the south side of the Tennessee River looking towards the Hill and shows Old College, East College, and West College.
This collection contains two letters from Edgar Arthurs, one to his sister and one to his brother. The letters were both written from Columbia, Tennessee, while his unit was marching from Nashville, Tennessee to Athens, Alabama.
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.
This collection consists of the Confederate diary of Eleanora Willauer, of Dickson County, Tennessee, written between October 1, 1862 and November 9, 1869.
This collection contains six letters of personal correspondence between Elijah Hawn and his wife Nancy dated from May 26, 1862 through June 16, 1863. Also included are form no. 79 from the U.S. Treasury Department (which allows for Nancy to be granted a widow’s pension), a letter from the Department of the Interior rejecting her widow’s pension on the grounds that she remarried, and a division of land agreement.
This collection consists of a letter written by Ella Crenshaw of Marion, Tennessee, to her grandmother, Evalina A. Crenshaw, in Hartsville, Tennessee, on August 3, 1862.
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.
In this letter to his parents, Owen and Permelia (Cooper) Tuttle, Corporal Ephraim Tuttle discusses the Battle of Fort Sanders. He includes descriptions of Confederate casualties, estimating that the Confederate forces lost about 360 soldiers with approximately the same number taken prisoner. Tuttle goes on to detail skirmishes at Bean's Station, Blain's Crossroads, and Rockford and mentions the lack of supplies and struggles with commanding officers.