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Nashville (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

5th Iowa Infantry Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3640
Abstract

This collection consist of an eight page letter, dated June 24, 1864, written by John S. R. Fellows at Camp Patrick, Tennessee, during the Civil War. In the letter, Fellows writes home to his brothers and sisters about the hanging of 500 Confederate soldiers in Nashville during the Civil War.

Dates: 1864 June 24

Army of the Cumberland Quartermaster's Report

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2904
Abstract

In a letter dated 1865 May 5 the chief quartermaster of the Army of the Cumberland, E. B. Carling, sends his annual report for the month of March to his superior, A. J. Mackay. The letter was sent internally from the quartermaster's office located in Nashville, Tenn. The letter concerns the movements of the Army of the Cumberland's 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Cavalry divisions throughout the state of Mississippi.

Dates: 1865 May 5

Arthur Allyn Letter and Central Hospital for the Insane Publication

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2222
Abstract

This collection contains a November 24, 1862, letter from Arthur Allyn, a Union soldier stationed near Nashville with the 14th Army Corps, to his father, describing the reorganization of the army. Also included is a January 1897 biennial report of the Central Hospital for the Insane near Nashville.

Dates: 1862 November 24, 1897

Colonel John T. Lockman Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2784
Abstract

This collection consists of a single letter from Colonel John T. Lockman of the 119th New York Infantry to Edward Dewitt in New York, N.Y. The letter, written in diary form, is addressed from near Marietta, Ga. and postmarked from Nashville, Tenn. It chronicles the activities of Lockman's unit from June 22-July 6, 1864.

Dates: 1864

Kate Thornberg Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2908
Abstract

In this letter to her sister Veronica Boyers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Nashville resident Kate Thornberg tells of freezing weather and a lack of food due to the influx of Union Soldiers and Confederate refugees and the Union's control of the Lexington and Nashville Railway Line.

Dates: 1864 December 10

Milton Weaver Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2128
Abstract The Milton Weaver Collection contains a number of letters dating from the American Civil War describing in detail Union military camp conditions and drills, the environment of Tennessee, military operations in Middle Tennessee and Georgia (including Nashville, Stones River, Chattanooga, and Sherman's campaign in Georgia), opinions about Confederates and Copperheads, family life during the war, and the emotional trauma of conflict. The collection also includes several poems written by Milton...
Dates: 1856-1866

Nashville (Tenn.) Civil War Battlefield Stereoview

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2260
Abstract

This stereoview photograph presents a scene of the outer lines of the Federal entrenchments on the battlefield at Nashville on December 16, 1864.

Dates: 1864

Stephen W. Gibson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2929
Abstract

In this letter to his brother Andrew J. Gibson, Stephen W. Gibson reports on his health, discusses his distaste for the three African American regiments stationed with his unit in Nashville, and asks for information about the activities of the Copperheads in his hometown.

Dates: 1864 June 12

Thomas Sleeper Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2909
Abstract

This collection consists of one letter from Union soldier Thomas C. Sleeper to his sister Sadie Sleeper of Millport, New York. Thomas describes the climate of Nashville, Tennessee (where he is stationed for training) and a visit to Louisville, Kentucky on a short leave.

Dates: 1864 October 23

Tilghman Blazer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2174
Abstract

The Tilghman Blazer Papers, 1864-1892, contains two notebooks, both of which are in fairly good condition. The first details his military experience as a member of Company K of the 8th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (Union) in Georgia and Tennessee during 1864, and the second contains classroom rosters and business transactions written after his return to Cocke County, Tenn.

Dates: 1864-1892

W. M. Creamer Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2136
Abstract

This collection consists of a letter, dated February 24, 1863 from Camp Cripplecrick, Tenn., from W. M. Creamer of the 90th Ohio Infantry to his cousin, M. C. Creamer. He discusses his religious beliefs as well as Captain Robert O. Caddy's treatment of sick young boys in Nashville.

Dates: 1863 February 24

William Cosgrove Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2175
Abstract

This collection is composed of a letter that William Cosgrove of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery Regiment, Battery G, wrote to his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Bowers, in Mount Vernon (Knox County) Ohio from Nashville, Tennessee on January 31, 1864. He writes of cousin Charles's death in Memphis and his own Battery's move to Nashville. Also, he speaks of conditions in camp, including a recent outbreak of smallpox and his personal troubles with rheumatism.

Dates: 1864 January 31

William G. Brownlow Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2699
Abstract

This collection contains a letter from William G. Parson Brownlow, dated June 15, 1863, to Colonel Truesdail, Chief of Army Police. Brownlow, then serving as an Assistant Special Agent for the Treasury Department, discusses the trade of cotton and the seizure of nine casks of Bacon belonging to an Alabama Rebel.

Dates: 1863 June 15

William H. Green Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2897
Abstract

This letter by William H. Green, of the 45th New York Regiment, Company F, was written to his brother, from Nashville, Tenn. on February 16, 1865. In the letter, Green writes of a large battle that took place between the Rebel General Hood and the Union General Thomas. He also states that the city is under martial law.

Dates: 1865 February 16