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Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 289 Collections and/or Records:

J. A. Haydon Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3804
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863 August 19

J. B. Rodgers Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3132
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863 March 1

J. K. Knopp Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2903
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1864 November 13

J. K. Womack Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0744
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1836-1926 June 29

J. L. Anderson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2845
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1862 October 23

J. P. Hollowell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3406
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1862 January 3

J. R. Campbell and James W. Taylor Photographs and Pamphlet

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3203
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1862-circa 1910 (bulk circa 1910)

Jacob H. Bickley Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3268
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863 December 14-1865 June 13

Jacob Vanscoy Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0291
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863

James A. Rogers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0738
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...
Dates: 1784 November 3-1974 December 27 (bulk 1784 November 3-1897 December 10)

James B. David Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2141
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1864

James C. Patterson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2893
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863 June 9

James Cooper Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2162
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863 December 5

James Fowler Rusling Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3671
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1864 November 24

James J. Vauln Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0969
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1862 June 23

James M. Stuart Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2905
Abstract

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.

Dates: undated

James P. Brownlow Obituary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2975
Abstract

This collection consists of a hand-written obituary notice for Brigadier General James P. Brownlow, copied from the New York Herald in 1879.

Dates: 1879 May

James R. Bell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3063
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1865 March 22

James Seddon Commission Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3721
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1862

James Strawbridge Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2894
Abstract

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.

Dates: 1863 June 10