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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:

General Nathaniel C. McLean Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0043
Abstract

Nathaniel C. McLean wrote this letter to his wife, Mary Louise (Thompson) McLean, on May 3, 1864 while he was inspecting Union fortifications in and around Knoxville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1864 May 5

George B. Kirchner Collection of the Joseph Clough Morrill Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2067
Abstract

This collection consists of several documents regarding the life of Lieutenant Joseph Clough Morrill and of his 3rd Regiment of the California Infantry Volunteers during the Civil War. The collection dates between May 25, 1825, and January 13, 1903, although the bulk of the documents are from 1862 to 1866. It consists of both personal letters and photographs as well as several official military documents.

Dates: 1825 May 25-1903 January 13

George E. Moore Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3047
Abstract

This October 9, 1863, letter is to a Mr. A. Douglas from George E. Moore of the Signal Corps under Gen. Thomas in Chattanooga, Tenn. Moore notifies Douglas that rebel forces captured John [no last name] as a prison of war when returning from the Sequachee Valley, and he details the circumstances surrounding the capture.

Dates: 1863 October 9

George Gates Lookout Mountain Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2874
Abstract

This collection consists of one letter written by Corporal George Gates to his aunt. It was written from his regiment's camp located to the left of Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 26, 1863. He re-counts for his aunt the Battle of Lookout Mountain on November 25, 1863. He mentions his regiment's movements, acquisitions, and casualties in the battle.

Dates: 1863 November 26

George Lewis Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2944
Abstract

This collection houses one letter from George Lewis to his sister, Naracessa Hampton, of Casvade, Virginia. Lewis focuses on the plight of his sister, whose husband was apparently compelled to serve in the Confederate Army. He offers her advice and instructs her to keep her household in good condition.

Dates: 1865 January 28

George Morris Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3028
Abstract

This collection contains three letters from George Morris to his wife Rowena and to his parents dating from 1863 to 1864. They discuss troop movements, life in the army, and his position as bridge guard or builder.

Dates: 1863-1864

George Pen Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2911
Abstract

George Pen composed this letter on December 25th, 1863. He writes to his cousin Hariett and discusses the travel, lodging, and weather conditions. He comments on his trip from Chicago, Illinois to Nashville, Tennessee, and he expresses his attitudes toward his work and pay.

Dates: 1863 December 25

George Sowers Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0898
Abstract

In this letter to his parents and brother, George Sowers reports that he is in good health, describes the 23 mile march that his regiment has just finished, mentions that he prefers Tennessee to Kentucky, and says that the Rebels have left Tennessee for Florida.

Dates: 1863 March 10

George Sowers Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0855
Abstract

In these two letters to his brother, George Sowers mentions getting some tobacco (which is scarce in Tennessee), discusses his regiment's opinion of their Lieutenant Berry, and reports on his health. He also implores his brother to write him more often and asks for news of his family.

Dates: 1863 February 1-May 15

George Tarres Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2969
Abstract

In this letter to his sister Rebecca (postmarked Clarksville, Tenn.) George Tarres discusses the fighting and marching that his unit has done.

Dates: 1862 March 2

George W. Dyer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0054
Abstract This collection houses two items documenting George W. Dyer's activities during the close of the Civil War and the beginning of Reconstruction. The first is a pass issued under the authority of Brigadier General Samuel P. Carter (then serving as the Provost Marshal General of East Tennessee) indicating that the guards should allow Dyer to pass through to Kentucky. The second is a certificate showing that Dyer is a registered voter and is allowed to vote because he produced two loyal Union...
Dates: 1864 January 20, 1866 August 23

Grenville Mellen Dodge Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3295
Abstract

This manuscript contains copies of regimental and brigade general and special orders documenting the activities of the Second Division of the Army of Tennessee under the command of General Grenville Mellen Dodge from 1 January 1863 to 14 January 1864.

Dates: 1863-1864

H. H. Thomas Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3062
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter from Union solider H. H. Thomas to William G. Brownlow in Knoxville, Tennessee. Thomas congratulates Brownlow on his nomination for governor of Tennessee, praises him as a supporter of the Union, and asks for a position in his administration.

Dates: 1865 January 28

Henry B. Wetzell Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2782
Abstract The Henry B. Wetzell Correspondence consists of two letters written to his father while enlisted as a soldier in the 51st Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. In the first letter, dated January 17, 1863, from Strawberry Plains, Tenn., Wetzell mentions their pursuit of Longstreet, the 2nd U. S. Artillery in Knoxville, Tenn. and a transfer from the 51st Pa. to the 11th NHV. Wetzell also discusses his decision not to re-enlist. In the second letter, dated September 25, 1866, Wetzell...
Dates: 1863, 1866

Henry Bechtel Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3242
Abstract

Henry Bechtel of Company E of the 22nd Ohio Infantry wrote this letter to his parents on June 5, 1863 from camp on Haines Bluff in Mississippi. He mentions having recently left Jackson, Tennessee, and traveled through Memphis before approaching Vicksburg, Mississippi.

Dates: 1863 June 5

Henry Bryan Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3199
Abstract

This collection houses a letter dated January 25, 1865 from Assistant Inspector General Major Henry Bryan (then stationed in Tombigbee River, Alabama) to Colonel George William Brent documenting the artillery units of the Confederate Army of Tennessee shortly before the Confederate surrender.

Dates: 1865 January 25

Henry Elliott Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2880
Abstract Henry Elliott's letters consist of commentaries on his financial situation, reports of troop movements, and his overall status in his particular Regiment. Elliott, a soldier in the 65th Ohio, writes to various friends and family members including his sister, brother, and his parents, wherein he details his interactions and engagements with the rebels in Tennessee. He also explains in detail the hardships of his soldierly life during the Civil War. The letters date from December of 1863 to...
Dates: 1863 December-1864 April

Henry Weeks Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0861
Abstract

In these letters to his sisters (who may have been living in Cleveland, Ohio) George Henry Weeks discusses military movements, describes camp life, sends news of his health, and gives his opinions of the war.

Dates: 1864 March 14-August 13

Horace Maynard Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0900
Abstract

This collection consists of six letters written by Horace Maynard between 1861 and 1873.

Dates: 1861 December 17-1873 May 29

Horace Maynard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0415
Abstract

This collection contains scrapbooks, speeches, correspondence, photographs, essays, eulogies, and a biography documenting the life and work of Tennessee statesman Horace Maynard. There are a few items of unknown origin, including a deed for 60 acres on the south side of the French Broad River to John Wright signed by Governor William Carroll and two certificates of sale for land in Ohio purchased by Mathew Heuston and signed by President James Madison.

Dates: 1800-1998; Majority of material found within 1828-1882