Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Found in 289 Collections and/or Records:
A handwritten letter dated August 19, 1863 from J. A. Haydon to H. Fain, Esq. requesting a copy of an injunction issued against Confederate States and a personal fiat.
This collection houses a letter written by J. B. Rodgers sent on March 1, 1863 from Washington D.C. to Harry Studley of Illinois. Rodgers details his predicament in not being able to return to his home in Tennessee, where the Confederates have taken his property. He also speculates that the French might support the South, and offers his opinions on Northern politics.
This letter was written by Union soldier James K. Knopp on November 13, 1864 to his cousin James H. Knopp of Castalia, Ohio. Knopp, stationed at Chickamauga, writes of his possible furlough for Christmas and of the necessity of continuing to work to pay off his debts.
This collection houses a wealth of material illustrating the lives of J. K. Womack and his family in Rutherford County, Tennessee during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Among the items included are land deeds, indentures, genealogical information, material documenting the Baptist Church, broadsides, and correspondence and other information describing Joseph A. Johnson's application for a pension.
This collection consists of a letter sent by J. L. Anderson of the 2nd Regiment of Alabama from Knoxville, Tenn. on October 23, 1862, to his sister Maggie Anderson in Talladega, Ala. Anderson discusses life in his cavalry unit and the importance of maintaining horses. He details his unit's movements from Knoxville to Kentucky and back and describes the fortifications at the Cumberland Gap.
J. P. Hollowell wrote this letter to his sister, Sallie Hollowell, from camp in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In it, he mentions that his unit has been looking for a fight, but their location is too well fortified. Hollowell also apologizes for not being home for Christmas and says that he wants a new pair of pants.
This collection houses primarily photographs of the Church of God and its members taken by J. R. Campbell near Harriman and Hyatt, Tennessee, around 1910. Also included is a pamphlet by James W. Taylor entitled Alleghania. This document discusses the reasons for pro-Union feelings in East Tennessee and Knoxville's strategic importance.
Jacob H. Bickley wrote these three letters, dated 1863 December 14, 1864 January 13, and 1865 June 13, to his sister Martha Mattie Bickley in Ohio from the field in Tennessee. In them, he discusses his involvement in the Battle of Chattanooga and other military duties, family life, and his attempts to send money home.
Jacob Vanscoy was an enlisted man in Company D, 12th Indiana Infantry. This collection consists of copies of letters written by Jacob Vanscoy at Grand Junction, Tennessee, to his father and mother.
This collection houses the diary of Private James B. David of the 89th Illinois Infantry Regiment. The diary documents entire year of 1864, but it only has a few references for the months of November and December. The first pages of the diary list the addresses of some of the soldiers who served with David.
This collection consists of a letter written by Civil War surgeon James C. Patterson on June 9, 1863, in Nashville, Tenn. In the letter, Patterson discusses almost being captured near Murfreesboro Pike, and also talks about not having been paid since he joined the war.
This collection contains a letter from Confederate soldier Jason Cooper, dated December 5, 1863 from Dalton, Ga. To his dear friend Farley, Cooper writes about the Confederate evacuation of Chattanooga, Tenn.
The collection contains a letter written by Captain James Fowler Rusling (1834-1918) of the 17th U.S.C.T in Beech Grove, Tennessee to Captain Marsh of the "F" Co. MI 19th Infantry. The correspondence discusses rebel troop movements across the Harpeth River under General Hood in 1864.
A single handwritten letter from James J. Vauln in LaGrange, Tenn. to General Ulysses S. Grant in Memphis, Tenn. dated June 23, 1862. Vauln, a deacon of the American Catholic Church in LaGrange, pleas for permission to continue his church services, as the new brigadier general had forced him to stop holding services.
In a letter to his father dated February 7th, Corporal James M. Stuart of the Union Army writes to his father back home. He consoles his father and makes report of his brother's condition. He speaks mainly of boring camp life, but mentions large numbers of confederate soldiers deserting to his commanding officer.
This collection consists of a hand-written obituary notice for Brigadier General James P. Brownlow, copied from the New York Herald in 1879.
This collection consists of a letter written from a camp in the field near Chattanooga from James R. Bell to a Miss Ella Bell. He desires to perpetuate "a friendship I esteem as almost sacred" with her and asks of news of her and her brother George.
This collection consists of a single correspondence from the Secretary of War, James Seddon and pertained to the commission for Officer William Nelson Garrett's promotion to Major to the 64th North Carolina Infantry. The commission is dated October 9, 1862.
This letter, written by James Strawbridge from a floating hospital in Nashville, Tenn., on June 10, 1863, discusses a dispatch from Jefferson Davis that was captured by General Blair's division and a battle between the Rebels and a black regiment.