United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Found in 245 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This collection consists of a hand-written obituary notice for Brigadier General James P. Brownlow, copied from the New York Herald in 1879.
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.
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.