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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:

Ann E. Hannum Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3407
Abstract

Ann Eliza (White) Hannum wrote this letter to her son, Dr. Frank H. Hannum, on March 14, 1862. In it, she speaks of a married man who has been living in illicit intercourse with a woman. She also discusses the many men going to war, saying that "it is a deplorable condition, when will god see fit to end this terrible war. Oh my son turn your thoughts to god and prepare for when some time his summons comes whether in a peaceful bed or terrible field."

Dates: 1862 March 14

Army of the Cumberland Quartermaster's Report

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2904
Abstract

In a letter dated 1865 May 5 the chief quartermaster of the Army of the Cumberland, E. B. Carling, sends his annual report for the month of March to his superior, A. J. Mackay. The letter was sent internally from the quartermaster's office located in Nashville, Tenn. The letter concerns the movements of the Army of the Cumberland's 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Cavalry divisions throughout the state of Mississippi.

Dates: 1865 May 5

Asa M. Weston Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2861
Abstract

This May 26, 1864, letter is from Asa M. Weston, of the 50th Ohio Infantry, Company K, written in Cleveland, Tenn., to his sister. In the letter, Weston writes that he has been left in Cleveland to take charge of baggage while the rest of his regiment is in Georgia with Sherman's army.

Dates: 1864 May 26

Asa M. Weston Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2965
Abstract

In this letter to his sister, Asa M. Weston discusses being close to Knoxville and President Lincoln's call for more draftees.

Dates: 1864 February 18

B. Dufield Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3108
Abstract

In this letter to John Lellyett, Treasury Agent Benjamin Dufield reports that Federal troops have been confiscating cotton without orders from the Treasury Department even though the region they are working in is not pro-Confederate. Dufield also expresses his hope that higher officials will take action to correct the problem.

Dates: 1863 August 8

B. F. Sherman Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2159
Abstract

This collection consists of a receipt for corn and horses delivered to the 10th Michigan Cavalry in January of 1864 during the Knoxville Campaign.

Dates: 1865 July 2

B. W. Webster Photograph Album

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3048
Abstract

This 1860s photograph album belonged to B. W. Webster. It includes pictures of men, women, and children, including one man in a Confederate uniform.

Dates: circa 1860-circa 1869

Battle of Franklin Pamphlet

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2717
Abstract This collection consists of a 29-page pamphlet by Captain John K. Shellenberger entitled "The Battle of Franklin." Its text constitutes a published version of a speech that Shellenberger gave before a meeting of the Minnesota Commandery of the Loyal Legion of the U. S. on December 9, 1902. In this work, Shellenberger describes tactical aspects of the Battle of Franklin, the condition of the Union soldiers before the battle, and the plight of the men wounded during the battle. He also...
Dates: 1902

Ben Mason Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2949
Abstract

This collection contains one letter written by Ben Mason while he was stationed on the Tennessee-Virginia border in Bristol-Goodson.

Dates: 1862 December 11

Benton L. Thompson Siege of Knoxville Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3005
Abstract

This Civil War letter was written by Benton L. Thompson of the Union Army, and contains general details of his journey to Knoxville, Tennessee by railway and by foot for the Siege of Knoxville.

Dates: 1863 November 22

C. Perry Goodrich Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3241
Abstract

C. Perry Goodrich of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry wrote this letter from a camp near Kingston, Tennessee on December 12, 1863. In it, he discusses Longstreet's clash with Burnside in the Knoxville campaign and mentions rumors that are circulating, including one stating that Gen. Crook with the 2nd Div. Cav. has defeated the Rebel Gen. Wheeler.

Dates: 1863 December 12

C. Perry Goodrich Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3272
Abstract

C. Perry Goodrich wrote this letter to his wife, Frances (Bowen) Goodrich, from camp near Fayetteville, Tennessee on July 25, 1863. In it, he discusses camp life, foraging in the countryside, breakdowns in discipline, and an incident in which a Union soldier was hanged for stealing from Confederate farmers.

Dates: 1863 July 25

C. Perry Goodrich Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2922
Abstract

C. Perry Goodrich wrote this letter to his wife, Frances (Bowen) Goodrich, in Christiana, Wisconsin on March 13, 1864. In it, Goodrich describes the recent battle for Knoxville and mentions that both the Union and Confederate Armies are living on hardtack and coffee due to extreme lack of supplies.

Dates: 1864 March 13

Caldwell Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2013
Abstract

This collection contains the personal and business correspondence of the North and Caldwell families.

Dates: 1785-1975 (Bulk 1785-1900)

Captain Darius Waterhouse Company Muster Roll

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1089
Abstract

This document lists the members of Captain Darius Waterhouse's Company in the Battalion of Tennessee Troops. These three lieutenants, five sergeants, four corporals, and 59 privates were mustered in at D.M. Roddy's by Major W.S. McLemore for six months on August 12, 1863.

Dates: 1863 August 12

Charles and Elizabeth P. Stillman Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2508
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of two bound volumes of transcriptions of letters written between Charles and Elizabeth P. Stillman from 1849 to 1865. The volumes were compiled in 1936 and 1937.

Dates: 1849-1959 (bulk 1849-1865)

Charles G. Davis's "Army Life and Prison Experiences"

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0290
Abstract

This is a copy of a manuscript by Charles G. Davis. It is his first-person story of imprisonment and escape during the Civil War.

Dates: 1861-1864

Charles Steele Documents

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2958
Abstract

This collection consists of five letters written by Charles Steele, a soldier in Company D of the 53rd Regiment of Indiana Volunteers, between April 1, 1862 and August 10, 1863 in Savannah (Tennessee), Memphis (Tennessee), and Vicksburg (Mississippi) to his mother and sister. Also included in this collection is a letter to Steele's sister from her niece, Maggie, expressing concern for Charles Steele, as well as a color photocopy of Steele's Compiled Military Service Record (CMSR).

Dates: 1862 April 1-1864 March 24

Christopher Grigg Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2966
Abstract

In this letter to his wife (Elizabeth), son (Caleb), and daughter (Marietta Hester), Christopher Grigg describes his regiment's location, reports on his health, mentions the food available to his unit, and tells of meeting one of his mother's friends from primary school. He also inquires about life at home and warns his son to be careful when reading his books.

Dates: 1863 April 13

Civil War Diary of William J. Robinson

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2856
Abstract

Collection consists of a type-written, soft-bound copy of the Civil War Diary of William J. Robinson, published in 1975, which focuses on the time Robinson spent as a prisoner on Johnson's Island from the time of his capture on September, 17, 1863, through March 6, 1865. The booklet also contains information concerning The Autograph Book of William E. DeMoss.

Dates: 1975