United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Found in 245 Collections and/or Records:
This collection contains an oversized photograph of the East Tennessee University during the Civil War. It was taken from the south side of the Tennessee River looking towards the Hill and shows Old College, East College, and West College.
This collection contains two letters from Edgar Arthurs, one to his sister and one to his brother. The letters were both written from Columbia, Tennessee, while his unit was marching from Nashville, Tennessee to Athens, Alabama.
This letter was written on December 25-27, 1863, in Blains Cross Roads, Tenn., by Assistant Surgeon Edward Lynn of the 65th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, to his sister. In the letter, Lynn writes of the Siege of Knoxville and the Battle of Fort Sanders, as well as on meeting Parson William Brownlow.
This collection consists of a letter from Union Sgt. Edward Summers, Co. B. Kentucky Calvary Regiment, to his cousin Arthur Johnson on November 2, 1863. Summers gives a detailed account of his unit's movements following his enlistment on October 21, 1861 at Louisville, Ky., including involvement in the Battle of Chickamauga.
This collection houses a handwritten manuscript entitled War Experiences of Edwin Floyd Wiley documenting Wiley's military service during the Civil War as well as a photograph of Wiley himself.
This collection contains six letters of personal correspondence between Elijah Hawn and his wife Nancy dated from May 26, 1862 through June 16, 1863. Also included are form no. 79 from the U.S. Treasury Department (which allows for Nancy to be granted a widow’s pension), a letter from the Department of the Interior rejecting her widow’s pension on the grounds that she remarried, and a division of land agreement.
This collection consists of a letter written by Ella Crenshaw of Marion, Tennessee, to her grandmother, Evalina A. Crenshaw, in Hartsville, Tennessee, on August 3, 1862.
In this letter to his parents, Owen and Permelia (Cooper) Tuttle, Corporal Ephraim Tuttle discusses the Battle of Fort Sanders. He includes descriptions of Confederate casualties, estimating that the Confederate forces lost about 360 soldiers with approximately the same number taken prisoner. Tuttle goes on to detail skirmishes at Bean's Station, Blain's Crossroads, and Rockford and mentions the lack of supplies and struggles with commanding officers.
This collection consists of two letters regarding activities of Stringer's regiment, the 15th Ohio Infantry (Company A). In the first letter, written to a friend Ella, he discusses the Battle of Murfreesboro and the capture of General Willich. The second letter is addressed to the Regimental Quartermasters and includes instruction for a move to Nashville.
This collection contains a F. S. Heiskell's scrapbook of 1840's newspaper clippings, mainly about the government, the economy, agriculture, and the Mexican War.
This collection consists of a Confederate food inventory from the Office of Chief Commissary of General Simon B. Bolivar's Division dated November 14, 1863. The inventory the thousands of pounds of beef, sugar, and bacon received between November 9 and November 14, 1864 as Confederate General James Longstreet's army was preparing for the attack on Knoxville, Tennessee.
In this article, Forrest Conklin discusses the circumstances surrounding Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's death. The piece was published in the Tennessee Historical Quarterly in 1976.
This collection consists primarily of letters written by members of the Foster and Cheatham families. The majority of these letters are addressed to Ellen (Foster) Cheatham. Many were written by her father, Senator Ephraim H. Foster, and discuss such family matters as weddings and deaths of interest. Other letters were written from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Nashville, Tennessee.
This letter, postmarked May 26, 1862, in Nashville, Tenn., is from Civil War soldier Frank Dale to Kate Moull, who writes of seeing her the previous day and that he may be in Ohio during the winter.
The Frank M. Renshaw Papers contain a 100 page diary, an 1871 photograph of seven unidentified men, and an 1877 railroad pass. The diary contains entries from January to November, 1862, and tells of the Battles of Fort Pillow, Plum Run Bend, and Memphis, as well as the sailor's time spent on the USS Judge Torrence of the United States Navy.
Frank Quinn, a Confederate soldier, writes a Christmas letter to Maggie T. Kelly of Memphis, Tennessee.
This collection consists of a Civil War letter written by Franklin Mangle on April 14, 1862, at Cumberland Fort, Kentucky. Mangle discusses the location and forthcoming campaign to capture Cumberland Gap.
In this letter to his father, Dyer Seely, Frederick Seely writes of his health and of the condition of his unit. The letter was mailed from Nashville, Tennessee.
This collection consists of a letter from G. W. Harral, written in a Confederate camp near Bristol, Tennessee on April 6, 1864, to his friend James Looke. Harral discusses high morale among the troops, speculates as to where they will go, and expresses his desire to remain in touch with his friends.