United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
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A collection of letters between various members of the Saffell and Bogle families largely documenting their experiences during the Civil War. Of particular interest are the letters to and from Sam and Dick Saffell describing their service with the Confederate Army.
Robert A. Kerr wrote this letter to a friend from Nashville, Tennessee on December 5, 1862. In it, he discusses his regiment's living conditions and describes some fighting in the area.
This collection houses eight letters from Robert A. Ragan to his wife, Emeline (Neass) Ragan, during the Civil War. In them, Ragan discusses battles and skirmishes with the Rebels, describes the landscapes he has seen, relates his frustration with army life, mentions his fear of moving too far South, and comments on his unit's movements and actions. He also expresses his concern for his family and friends in Tennessee and asks Emeline to write to him and to pray for him in the struggle.
Robert Neville wrote this letter to his wife, Mary (Atkinson) Neville, while he was serving with Company E of the 103rd Ohio Infantry near Knoxville, Tennessee. He tells his wife that his health is good, describes the region's enthusiastic reception of Union Soldiers, and expounds upon his religious views.
Sam House wrote this letter to his sister, Ellen, in Knoxville, Tennessee on September 8, 1862. In it, he discusses scarce food, quinine pills, guarding an old bridge, and the weather. House also mentions General Price and the old Scarecrow that they hope to catch. House closes his letter by replying to news of family members.
This collection consists of two letters from Samuel Andrew Baker of Company E of the 44th Indiana Infantry written on January 28, 1862, and July 26, 1863. In the first letter, written to his father from South Carrollton, Kentucky, Baker discusses being fired upon while on guard duty. In the second letter, written to his brother-in-law from McMinnville, Tennessee, Baker mentions having his pocket picked while swimming and describes Fourth of July celebrations.
This collection houses letters of recommendation for Samuel Boyd, correspondence to and from Samuel Boyd (including two letters he wrote while being held prisoner at Camp Chase, Ohio during the Civil War), genealogical notes, invitations, newspaper clippings, and resolutions on the deaths of Samuel and Isabella (Reed) Boyd.
The bulk of this collection houses correspondence between Sarah (Probert) Watkins and family and friends living in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois between 1865 and 1905. Other letters were written to and from George Probert and other members of the Probert family.
The June 11, 1862 letter, written by 1st Lieutenant Silas L. Parker of Company B of the 44th Illinois Infantry, describes the movements of his Company, the rankings of officers, his promotion, and the available food supply; furthermore, he strongly requests a reply from his family.
Collection contains two commemorative ribbons from the seventeenth and nineteenth reunions of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee. The ribbons are printed with gold text that states the event and dates. The seventeenth reunion took place in Lake Minnetonka, Minnesota, on August 13 and 14, 1884. The nineteenth reunion was held in Rock Island, Illinois, on September 15 and 16, 1886.
This collection contains the Soldier's Prayer Book, published in Philadelphia 1861, of William F. Hill. There are also two business cards, one belonged to Hill of Apponaug, Rhode Island, and the other to Lt. Gideon Spencer of the First Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery.
This collection documents the work of Stanley Folmsbee. Included are several book manuscripts (including Folmsbee's Tennessee: A Short History and History of Tennessee), materials showing Folmsbee's involvement with such organizations as the Sons of the Revolution, a set of reprinted Civil War newspapers, and clippings of those of Folmsbee's articles that were printed in Tennessee newspapers.
This $500 stock certificate was issued to support military defense on March 1, 1861 and matured on May 1, 1871. Nine small certificates at the bottom of the document show how much annual interest was due to the certificate's holder between 1861 and 1871.
In this letter to his brother Andrew J. Gibson, Stephen W. Gibson reports on his health, discusses his distaste for the three African American regiments stationed with his unit in Nashville, and asks for information about the activities of the Copperheads in his hometown.
In this letter to his wife Nancy, Stephen Ward describes encountering Confederate cavalry on a recent scouting mission, the inclement winter weather, and foraging for food and supplies. He also complains that his recent exertions have left him "as sore as an old Government mule" and mentions that a wealthy Union sympathizer had been hung after two of his Confederate neighbors betrayed him shortly before Ward's unit arrived in the area.
In this letter to his brother Joe, Thomas J. Crawford mentions that he is tired of fighting and reports that three of the men from his company that are being kept prisoner in Elmira, New York have died. He also responds to his brother's letters about girls wearing him out.
This collection houses a four piece panoramic photograph of Knoxville, Tennessee taken by T. M. Schleier in 1865 and John S. Van Gilder's 1936 manuscript identifying each of the objects shown.
This letter from Lieutenant Colonel T. P. Bateman of Centerville, Tennessee was sent to D. Cambell and E. Cook on April 6, 1861 concerning the appointment of his fellow townsman Colonel Nunelly as postmaster of the town of Centreville, Tenn. The appointment is dependent on the removal of Secesh sympathizer and current postmaster Major Pleasant Hornbeak.