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Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877).

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Andrew Johnson Proclamation

Identifier: MS-3549

This proclamation removed the exemptions from the June proclamations that had restored intercourse and trade with those States recently declared in insurrection and became effective September 1, 1865. It is not signed by the president, or by William H. Seward, the Secretary of State.

Dates: 1865 August 29

Andrew Johnson Veto of the Military Despotism Bill

Identifier: MS-3320

This rare printing, authorized by Johnson, contains the text of his veto rejecting Congress's plan to divide the former Confederate States into military districts.

Dates: 1867 March 2

John H. Eaton Jr. Papers

Identifier: MS-0018

This collection houses the papers of Tennessee educator, journalist, and politician John H. Eaton Jr. Some of the topics documented include the U. S. Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, the U. S. Bureau of Education, Eaton's newspaper Memphis Evening Post, and personal matters.

Dates: 1865-1881

John Ruhm Letter

Identifier: MS-2228

Written December 23, 1869 from Nashville, John Ruhm's letter to General George H. Thomas describes the state of affairs in Tennessee after the Democrats regained control of the general assembly. Ruhm argues that the current Legislature is only working to undo the work of the Reconstruction-era Republicans.

Dates: 1869 December 23

L. H. Passmore Letter

Identifier: MS-3083

This collection consists of a letter from L. H. Passmore of Ducktown, Tennessee to Senator William G. Brownlow. Passmore asks Brownlow's advice on with candidate the Republican party should nominate for governor of Tennessee, given that both support giving former Confederate soldiers back the vote, a policy that Passmore opposes.

Dates: 1869 June 17

Papers of Andrew Johnson Project Records

Identifier: AR-0457
Abstract This collection houses photocopied handwritten documents, microfilm, handwritten and typed notes, correspondence, congressional records, bills, pension records, military service records, diaries, journal articles, newspapers, and transcripts used to write The Papers of Andrew Johnson, a sixteen-volume set covering the years 1858 to 1875. Some material that was not published in the final set is included here. Additionally, the collection houses information about the Project itself, including...
Dates: 1829-2000; Majority of material found within 1845-2000

The Fighting Parson: Biography of William Gannaway Brownlow Manuscript

Identifier: MS-0164

Samuel Mayes Arnell wrote this manuscript, entitled The Fighting Parson: Biography of William Gannaway Brownlow, in 1903. It describes Brownlow's life from a pro-Union perspective with a particular emphasis on the Civil War and Brownlow's governorship during Reconstruction. The manuscript shows extensive editing.

Dates: 1903

Will R. Story Letter

Identifier: MS-1136

In this letter, Captain William R. Story of the 1st U.S. Colored Artillery (heavy) writes to John J. King on behalf of a soldier under his command named Tecumsey whose wife, formerly one of King's enslaved people, is still living in King's home. The soldier would like her to be able to remain in the house, and Story assures King that the man earns a reasonable wage and will be good for any small amount of a years rent.

Dates: 1865 August 16