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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:

John W. Fox Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2139
Abstract

This collection consists of one original letter and one reprinted letter written by John W. Fox that discuss his life in the army and his religious faith.

Dates: 1864

John W. Hammer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2134
Abstract

While encamped in the Cumberland Ford area of Knox County, Tenn., John W. Hammer serving in the 16th Ohio Infantry Company K writes to a friend named Annie. In this letter dated June 4, 1862, he describes the fortifications that are in place to protect them from the Confederates. His company moves toward the Confederate camps and skirmishes occur.

Dates: 1862 June 4

John Watkins Letter and Speech Transcripts

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3394
Abstract

John G. Whipple created these transcripts from originals housed in MS.1161 in 1998. Included are two speeches entitled The Atlanta Campaign prepared for the members of the 19th Battery Association (as the editor notes, it is unclear which of the two speeches Watkins actually gave) and several war-time letters that Watkins wrote to his fiancee, Sarah Probert, between 1862 and 1865. The transcriptions include notes made by the editor.

Dates: 1862-1865

John Watkins Letters and Poem

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1781
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of two undated, fragmentary letters that John Watkins wrote during the Civil War. One is written on United States Sanitary Commission letterhead. These two items are accompanied by a poem entitled The Union, which Watkins apparently authored.

Dates: circa 1860s

John Watkins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1161
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of letters that John Watkins, then serving with the 19th Ohio Light Artillery, wrote to his fiancee, Sarah Probert, and other family members. In them, he discusses his experiences in the Civil War, including his unit's participation in the East Tennessee Campaign and the Battle of Fort Sanders. Also included are family diaries, photographs, and account books.

Dates: 1805 - circa 1985

Jonathan D. Hale Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2233
Abstract

The Jonathan D. Hale Collection, 1863-1885, contains correspondence, printed materials, and handwritten notes related to the life of Hale, a Union scout and postmaster of Hale's Mill, Tenn.

Dates: 1863-1885

Joseph A. Anthony Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2962
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from Captain Joseph A. Anthony of the 7th Tennessee Infantry to his mother written on June 6, 1861, from camp Trousdale, Tennessee.

Dates: 1861 June 5

Joseph Boyd Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2166
Abstract

The Boyd Letters, 1862-1864, contains six letters written by Joseph E. Boyd of the 115th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Specifically, this correspondence describes Union military camp conditions, the environment of Tennessee, Union soldiers' viewpoints regarding the war and Confederates, battles and military operations in Middle and East Tennessee, and the family concerns of Union soldiers.

Dates: 1862-1864

Joseph C. Read Civil War Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3705
Abstract

This collection contains the official and personal documents of Joseph C. Read through his Union Army military career in the Civil War and subsequent retirement in Fernandina, Florida. Read, during the war, rose from the rank of Sergeant to Brevet Colonel, supplied General Sherman’s siege of Atlanta, as well as partook in many of the major battles in the South during the Civil War.

Dates: 1861-1890

Joseph W. Gibson Quartermaster Claim

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0057
Abstract

This document is a quartermaster claim by Joseph W. Gibson for the acquisition by Col. Horatio G. Gibson (Union) of one horse for the 2nd Ohio Heavy Artillery Battery. The claim is dated the third of June, 1868 in McMinn County, Tennessee.

Dates: 1868 June 3

Julius E. Thomas Civil War Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2720
Abstract

This collection contains the diary/scrapbook of Julius E. Thomas, a soldier with Company F of the 1st Tennessee Cavalry (Union) during the Civil War. The diary entries span from June 1, 1863 through August 4, 1864, and describe Thomas' day-to-day activities as well as his travels thoughout the state of Tennessee. In the entries from early 1864, he describes his movements in East Tennessee, mentioning Strawberry Plains, Morristown, Sevierville, and Dandridge.

Dates: 1863-1864

Julius E. Thomas Diary and Daybook

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2170
Abstract

This collection contains the diary and daybook of Julius E. Thomas, 2nd Sergeant and Chief Bugler of Company F, 1st Tennessee Cavalry (Union). Entries range from August 5, 1864 through April 5, 1865. Thomas writes about the movement of his company throughout Tennessee. Part of the book contains notations of supplies used for construction.

Dates: 1864-1865

L. J. Swiney Discharge Documents and Photograph

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3409
Abstract The first document in this collection (signed by Captain Alfred A. Dysart and approved by Colonels James W. Starnes and William S. McLemore) indicates that L. J. Swiney has been honorably discharged from the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment (CSA) by reason of a substitute. Another paper (singed by Colonel John S. Scott) indicates how much pay Swiney is due and a letter (signed by William M. Robinson and approved by Colonels James W. Starnes and William S. McLemore) instates Richard H. Bryant...
Dates: 1862 September 26-June 27, circa 1900

L. T. Mathews Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2169
Abstract

In this letter, Mathews tells his wife of his homesickness and of how the war changes a soldier's thoughts and behaviors.

Dates: 1863 November 7

Leonard Councellor Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1423
Abstract

This collection houses three orders and one letter concerning the operations of the 69th Ohio Infantry during 1862.

Dates: 1862 February 25-December 12

Letter to Bettie Bruner

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2168
Abstract

This letter from an unknown author to her sister, Bettie Bruner, describes the author's life in Clear Creek, Tennessee during the Civil War. It relates news of the family and mentions several military events.

Dates: circa 1860

Logan Goodpasture Service Records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3172
Abstract

This collection consists of two service records from the Adjutant General's Office in Nashville, Tennessee for Logan Goodpasture, dated November 22, 1894. They confirm that he served with Company F of the 13th Regiment Tennessee Cavalry Volunteers during the Civil War.

Dates: 1894 November 22

M. H. Owen Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3408
Abstract

M. H. Owen wrote this letter to his sister from Fort Pillow on March 22, 1862. In it, he describes his trip from Columbus, Kentucky to Fort Pillow and mentions the other regiments stationed there with him.

Dates: 1862 March 22

M. S. Charles Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0046
Abstract

M. S. Charles began keeping this diary in 1863. In it, he describes battalion training and events that took place around Clarksville, Tennessee. Also included are half of a military pass, a scrap of paper reading Mr Littleton, and a poem clipped from an unidentified newspaper.

Dates: 1863

Margaret Barton Crozier Ramsey Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0322
Abstract Margaret Barton Crozier Ramsey kept this diary while she was in exile in North Carolina during and shortly after the Civil War. In it, she describes the destruction of her home in Tennessee, her journey to and life in North Carolina, the churches she attended, her religious views, her homesickness for her life in Tennessee, and her feelings toward the Union Army. She also relates family news, including news of her sons and other family members serving in the Confederate Army. This document...
Dates: 1864-1885