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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:

Ira Fayette Pettibone Chaplain Report

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2959
Abstract

This collection consists of a report written by Chaplain Ira Fayette Pettibone, then serving with the 74th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers, in Chattanooga on November 1, 1864.

Dates: 1864 November 1

Irwin Shepard Letter to P. P. Claxton

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1641
Abstract In this letter to P. P. Claxton, Irwin Shepard (Secretary of the National Education Association) mentions an upcoming meeting in Denver and describes his service at the Battle of Fort Sanders during the Civil War. He tells Claxton that Knoxville, and especially the grounds of the University of Tennessee, hold a sacred place in my memory and recalls serving on the Fort's parapet during the battle, helping to collect the dead and wounded, and participating in a burning party that destroyed...
Dates: 1909 April 5

Isabel Scott Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3261
Abstract

Isabel Belle Scott of Gratiot, Wisconsin wrote this letter to her brother James, who was then serving with Company B of the 23rd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, on 15 February 1863. Belle is under the impression that James is helping to construct a canal at Vicksburg and the letter is addressed to him via Memphis, Tennessee.

Dates: 1863 February 15

Isham G. Harris Telegram

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1986
Abstract

Isham G. Harris sent this telegram to Major General Gideon J. Pillow on July 2, 1861 (the day that Tennessee was formally admitted into the Confederacy). In it, he discusses transferring Tennessee troops into the Confederate Army.

Dates: 1861 July 2

J. B. Rodgers Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3132
Abstract

This collection houses a letter written by J. B. Rodgers sent on March 1, 1863 from Washington D.C. to Harry Studley of Illinois. Rodgers details his predicament in not being able to return to his home in Tennessee, where the Confederates have taken his property. He also speculates that the French might support the South, and offers his opinions on Northern politics.

Dates: 1863 March 1

J. E. Howe Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2907
Abstract

This collection consists of one letter written by Union soldier James E. Howe to his sister Frances A. Howe of Flint, Michigan. Howe was stationed with his regiment in Bowling Green, Kentucky when he wrote the letter. In it, he mentions extensive Confederate espionage activity in and around Bowling Green and the Tennessee state line.

Dates: 1863 March 5

J. K. Knopp Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2903
Abstract

This letter was written by Union soldier James K. Knopp on November 13, 1864 to his cousin James H. Knopp of Castalia, Ohio. Knopp, stationed at Chickamauga, writes of his possible furlough for Christmas and of the necessity of continuing to work to pay off his debts.

Dates: 1864 November 13

J. P. Hollowell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3406
Abstract

J. P. Hollowell wrote this letter to his sister, Sallie Hollowell, from camp in Bowling Green, Kentucky. In it, he mentions that his unit has been looking for a fight, but their location is too well fortified. Hollowell also apologizes for not being home for Christmas and says that he wants a new pair of pants.

Dates: 1862 January 3

J. P. Pryor Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0920
Abstract

J. P. Pryor wrote this letter to Col. Baxter Smith of Nashville, Tennessee to thank him for his contribution to the forthcoming book The Campaign of Lieutenant-General N. B. Forrest and of Forrest's Cavalry. In addition to the original letter, the collection includes a typewritten transcript made in 1947.

Dates: 1867 February 21

J. R. Campbell and James W. Taylor Photographs and Pamphlet

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3203
Abstract

This collection houses primarily photographs of the Church of God and its members taken by J. R. Campbell near Harriman and Hyatt, Tennessee, around 1910. Also included is a pamphlet by James W. Taylor entitled Alleghania. This document discusses the reasons for pro-Union feelings in East Tennessee and Knoxville's strategic importance.

Dates: 1862-circa 1910 (bulk circa 1910)

Jacob H. Bickley Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3268
Abstract

Jacob H. Bickley wrote these three letters, dated 1863 December 14, 1864 January 13, and 1865 June 13, to his sister Martha Mattie Bickley in Ohio from the field in Tennessee. In them, he discusses his involvement in the Battle of Chattanooga and other military duties, family life, and his attempts to send money home.

Dates: 1863 December 14-1865 June 13

Jacob Vanscoy Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0291
Abstract

Jacob Vanscoy was an enlisted man in Company D, 12th Indiana Infantry. This collection consists of copies of letters written by Jacob Vanscoy at Grand Junction, Tennessee, to his father and mother.

Dates: 1863

James A. Perkins Book Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2919
Abstract

This collection houses material documenting James A. Perkins' Robert Penn Warren and The Cass Mastern Material. Contained herein are edited manuscripts, editors' notes, original drafts, and correspondence between James A. Perkins and various people related to the book.

Dates: 1997-2004 (Bulk 2000)

James B. David Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2141
Abstract

This collection houses the diary of Private James B. David of the 89th Illinois Infantry Regiment. The diary documents entire year of 1864, but it only has a few references for the months of November and December. The first pages of the diary list the addresses of some of the soldiers who served with David.

Dates: 1864

James C. Patterson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2893
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter written by Civil War surgeon James C. Patterson on June 9, 1863, in Nashville, Tenn. In the letter, Patterson discusses almost being captured near Murfreesboro Pike, and also talks about not having been paid since he joined the war.

Dates: 1863 June 9

James K. P. Sayler Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2262
Abstract

The James K. P. Sayler Papers, 1857-1943, contain correspondence, writings and speeches, bills, contracts, and other papers related to the life of Sayler, a Confederate soldier stationed in Vicksburg, MS, during the Civil War and a teacher Romeo, Tenn. Among the topics discussed are pre-Civil War politics (particularly in Missouri), military life and movement during the war, and educational and religious theory.

Dates: 1857-1943

James M. Stuart Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2905
Abstract

In a letter to his father dated February 7th, Corporal James M. Stuart of the Union Army writes to his father back home. He consoles his father and makes report of his brother's condition. He speaks mainly of boring camp life, but mentions large numbers of confederate soldiers deserting to his commanding officer.

Dates: undated

James P. Brownlow Obituary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2975
Abstract

This collection consists of a hand-written obituary notice for Brigadier General James P. Brownlow, copied from the New York Herald in 1879.

Dates: 1879 May

James R. Bell Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3063
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter written from a camp in the field near Chattanooga from James R. Bell to a Miss Ella Bell. He desires to perpetuate "a friendship I esteem as almost sacred" with her and asks of news of her and her brother George.

Dates: 1865 March 22

James Strawbridge Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2894
Abstract

This letter, written by James Strawbridge from a floating hospital in Nashville, Tenn., on June 10, 1863, discusses a dispatch from Jefferson Davis that was captured by General Blair's division and a battle between the Rebels and a black regiment.

Dates: 1863 June 10