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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 245 Collections and/or Records:

9th Tennessee Regiment (CSA) Absent Without Leave Report

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2715
Abstract

This collection consists of a two-page report entitled Report of Absent without leave from 9th Tenn. Regt. Commanded by Col. H. L. Douglass. It is divided into five columns: Company, Name, Date of Absence, Residence, and Probable Present Locality. The report was prepared by Junius L. Hall, the unit's adjutant, and is signed by H. L. Douglass, the unit's commander.

Dates: 1862

10th Tennessee Cavalry, Company G, CSA Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2242
Abstract

In a December 28, 1899 manuscript, William L. Walker, a private with the 10th Tennessee Cavalry, CSA, provides a list of the members of Captain Thomas S. Easley's Company G.

Dates: 1899 December 28

24th Kentucky Infantry Muster Roll

 Collection
Identifier: MS-4011
Abstract

This collections contains a muster and pay roll from October 31, 1863, signed in Knoxville, Tennessee, documenting 38 men in Company E of the 24th Regiment Kentucky Volunteer Infantry.

Dates: 1863 October 31

117th Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Company B) Medical Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2773
Abstract

Seventy page battlefield ledger for Company B of the 117th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. The ledger includes daily medical reports from January 24th to April 15, 1863. During this time the company was stationed at Ft. Pickering, Tenn. defending Memphis. Patients are listed by name and action (i.e. excused from duty, assigned modified duty, sent to hospital, or quarantine). A small loose piece of paper -- possibly a prescription or doctor's note -- is included among the pages.

Dates: 1863 January-April

A. G. Showey Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2910
Abstract

This letter, written by A. G. Showey Company H of of the 30th Indiana Volunteers, is addressed to his cousin and dated April 18th, 1862 from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He describes his general well-being and inquires as to the health of his relations; furthermore, he requests a letter from his cousin, Clomeria Green.

Dates: 1862 April 18

A. H. Pierce Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3351
Abstract

This collection houses a cased ambrotype of a Union soldier (probably A. H. Pierce), a photograph of Grandpa Bailey, A. H. Pierce's diary, a guard duty ticket from Camp McClellan, Iowa, and a three-fold pocket surgery kit.

Dates: 1862-1863

A. S. Andrews Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3238
Abstract

This letter from Union solider A. S. Andrews, dated four days after the Battle of Shiloh, describes the battle's aftermath.

Dates: 1862 April 11

Adam Loy Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2872
Abstract

This collection consists of two letters written by Adam Loy of the 89th Indiana Infantry to his wife Sarah Loy. The first letter is written from Memphis, Tennessee and is dated May 21, 1863. The second letter is dated May 23. Loy writes of his experiences in the infantry.

Dates: 1863

Advocate and Family Guardian Newspapers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3111
Abstract

This collection consists of four Advocate and Family Guardian dating from 1864. They include articles, poetry, and stories with a focus on Christian teachings as well as a series describing East Tennessee and how it was being affected by the Civil War.

Dates: 1864 January-March

Agur Castle Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0315
Abstract This collection houses letters that Agur Castle's family and friends in England sent to him before and after his emigration to America. The vast majority of the correspondence was authored by Agur's brother David, then living in Stalybridge, England. Most of the letters discuss family business (including the deaths of numerous children and friends) and request news of relatives in the United States and Canada, but some mention a coal strike, English immigrants' impressions of America and the...
Dates: 1850 April 13-1863 April 26, 1877 April 20

Alfred B. McCreary Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3037
Abstract This collection contains 34 original letters written by Alfred B. McCreary to his father, sister, and brothers during the Civil War. The letters describe the movements and activities of his regiment and give McCreary’s perspectives on the progress of the war. The collection contains original documents and photocopies of original documents from the National Archives concerning McCreary’s attempt to receive a pension from the Department of the Interior. The collection also includes background...
Dates: 1862-2006

Alfred Gruber Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3269
Abstract

Alfred Gruber wrote this letter to his father, Joseph Gruber, from Chattanooga, Tennessee on July 18, 1865. In it, he discusses the aftermath of the war in Chattanooga and wonders whether he should accept the government's offer of a bounty in exchange for five years of service.

Dates: 1865 July 18

Allen J. Clifton Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2964
Abstract

In this letter to his mother (written near Knoxville, Tennessee), Allen Clifton reports on his unit's position and supplies, describes the weather, mentions that he is in good health, inquires about the health and doings of family members and friends, and asks for some postage stamps. He also asks about the returned veterans and solicits his mother's opinion of his decision not to re-enlist.

Dates: 1864 February 20

Amos Guthrie Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3171
Abstract

These five letters, composed in April 1864 in Knoxville, Tennessee, are written by Amos Guthrie (then serving with the U. S. Signal Corps) to his father and sister in Ohio. They discuss life in Knoxville as well as troop movements in the area.

Dates: 1864 April 9-29

Amos W. Kibbee Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3084
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter dated August 18, 1862, from Amos W. Kibbee in Jackson, Tennessee to his cousin Hattie A. Tuttle in Concord, Ohio. Amos discusses his opinions of the military, the hardships of his battle-scarred unit, and the potential of freed slaves.

Dates: 1862 August 18

Amy L. Atchison Collection of Civil War Muster Rolls

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2939
Abstract

This collection consists of thirteen Muster Rolls from Company G, 2nd Tennessee Cavalry, signed between October 1862 and February 1865, and eighteen confederate and Civil War-era state banknotes.

Dates: 1862 October-1865 February, undated

Andrew J. Stephens Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2781
Abstract

This collection consists of a single letter written by Stephens to Miss M. J. Brakebill of Knoxville, Tenn., on July 29, 1864. Postmarked from Loudon, Tenn. and written from Cumberland Gap, Tenn., the letter discusses the effect of the Civil War on Stephens. He mentions that he believes that "E. Tenn. will be releaved [sic] in a short time."

Dates: 1864 July 29

Andrew Johnson Certificates

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3294
Abstract

This collection consists of two documents signed by Andrew Johnson, then Governor of Tennessee, in 1863 and 1864. The first certificate appoints Thomas J. Cypert Captain in the Regiment of Union Guards of Tennessee Volunteers, and the second appoints James M. Moore First Lieutenant of Company A in the Second Regiment of the Mounted Infantry of Tennessee.

Dates: 1863-1864

Andrew Johnson's Presidential Pardon of Asher Ayers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1679
Abstract

This collection contains a pardon dated September 20, 1865 for Asher Ayres from President Andrew Johnson for any involvement in the Southern war effort and a print of President Johnson.

Dates: 1865 September 20

Andrew Tousley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2896
Abstract

Andrew Tousley wrote this letter to his friend and former classmate Amanda White from camp near Nashville, Tennessee on November 29, 1862. In it, he discusses his religious faith, serving under the command of General Rosencrans, and recent military happenings.

Dates: 1862 November 29