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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred E. Waldo Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3184
Abstract

A single letter, written October 26, 1863, by Alfred Edward Waldo to his parents. In the letter, he details the defense of Knoxville, Tennessee against General James Longstreet's attack as well as writing of his rations and requesting for new clothes.

Dates: 1863 October 26

Charles H. Roney Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3775
Abstract

Two letters from Sgt. Charles H. Roney of the Union Army to his parents, written on April 13, 1862, and June 30, 1862. He tells his parents of his company's plans to capture the Cumberland Gap and of his pay that he intends on sending home to them.

Dates: 1862 April 13, June 30

Colonel Geza Mihalotzy Ordnance Receipt

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2161
Abstract

In this document, Mihalotzy reports that the equipment his men are currently using is unserviceable.

Dates: 1863 June 2

David J. Durand Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3185
Abstract

This collection consists of one letter by David J. Durand to his sisters, written February 21, 1864, describing the Federal Army's preparedness for a Confederate attack in Knoxville, TN.

Dates: 1864 February 21

David W. Humphrey Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3105
Abstract

This collection houses two letters from David Humphrey (signed D. W. H.) to Julia written from Union Headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 26 and December 17 of 1862. The letters discuss life in camp, General Rosecrans' good performance, family news, news of the war in Tennessee and Virginia, food being sent by the family to camp, Humphrey's desire to return home, and his love for Julia.

Dates: 1862 November 26, December 17

Edward Hatch Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2163
Abstract

This letter from Major General Edward Hatch to Secretary of War E. M. Stanton requests the promotion of Assistant Adjt. General Henry A. Colvin to the rank of Major.

Dates: 1865 September 7

Emmanuel Cave Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2158
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter dated June 19, 1862, from Emmanuel Cave of the 69th Ohio Infantry to his wife Susan. Cave writes of the eight-day march that his regiment just completed.

Dates: 1862 June 19

Felix Kirk Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2152
Abstract

Felix Kirk wrote this letter to his father, John Kirk, from Knoxville on November 14, 1861. In it, he discuses a recent illness, mentions some old union devil who burned a bridge, and describes his unit's recent activities in Chattanooga and Knoxville. The reverse of the letter's final page bears a printed poem entitled Dixie: Southrons, hear your Country Call You!

Dates: 1861 November 14

Francis and Harriet Ferguson Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2125
Abstract

This collection of letters exchanged by Francis and Harriet Ferguson deals with life on both the battle and home fronts during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1864-1865

George Laubach Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2160
Abstract

This collection contains a letter, dated April 5, 1865 from Spring Camp close to Knoxville, Tenn., from George Laubach of the 10th Michigan Cavalry to Mariette Hutchins in Michigan. Laubach discusses news from home and describes his surroundings in East Tennessee.

Dates: 1865 April 5

George W. Douglas Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2142
Abstract

In a letter written February 4, 1865 from the Officers' Hospital in Knoxville, Tenn., to Colonel Cross, George W. Douglas writes concerning his desire for an artifical leg to help him walk.

Dates: 1865 February 4

George W. Ross Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2151
Abstract

In this letter to his sister, Rebecca F. Ross, George W. Ross relates news about his service with the Indiana 8th Cavalry.

Dates: 1863 November 15

Harry C. Cushing Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1334
Abstract This collection consists primarily of two sets of letters that Harry C. Cushing wrote to his mother, father, and friend Ned Atwell while serving in the U.S. Civil War. The first set of letters is composed of photocopies of original letters held at the Rhode Island Historical Society. The second set are originals written between September 1860 and November 1864 and include the letters that Cushing wrote while stationed in Tennessee from November 1862 to March 1864. Many of these documents...
Dates: 1861 October 1-1865 January 1, undated

Henry A. Colvin Special Order

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2140
Abstract

This document instructs Henry Colvin to go to Decatur, Alabama from Nashville, Tennessee and procure missing rolls and returns for Tennessee.

Dates: 1865

Henry Brown Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2117
Abstract

This is a collection of over fifty civil war letters written by Harry Brown to his wife from August 1861 through September 1862.

Dates: 1861-1862

Hugh Ryan Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2221
Abstract

In three letters from 1864 and 1865 to his wife Katy, Hugh Ryan, a private with the 24th Kentucky Infantry, describes the life of a Union soldier at the close of the Civil War.

Dates: 1864-1865

J. C. Gates Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2155
Abstract

This collection consists of an April 11, 1864, letter from Union soldier J. C. Gates in Ringgold, Ga., to his wife in Ohio. Gates mentions the arrival of Col. Brownlow and the East Tennessee Cavalry and discusses the fish supply in the local rivers.

Dates: 1864 April 11

J. S. Hanna Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3168
Abstract

A handwritten letter from J. S. Hanna to an unknown recipient written circa November 24, 1862 from Fort Saunderson, Bolivar, TN. The letter discusses his time at his time at the fort including sickness and weather.

Dates: circa 1862 November 24

James Cooper Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2162
Abstract

This collection contains a letter from Confederate soldier Jason Cooper, dated December 5, 1863 from Dalton, Ga. To his dear friend Farley, Cooper writes about the Confederate evacuation of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Dates: 1863 December 5

James Pritchard Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2154
Abstract

In this letter written from Waverly, Tenn., and dated February 16, 1864, James E. Pritchard of the 8th Iowa Cavalry writes to his brother John. He comments that the Rebels will never regain a hold on East Tennessee, noting that in Waverly, 300 Confederates surrendered and took the oath of allegiance.

Dates: 1864 February 16