Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) -- Tennessee.
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Albert S. Bayless Letter
This letter, written 1867 January 29, describes an attack on the 9th Tennessee Cavalry by a group of Confederate guerilla soldiers. Bayless is writing to Brownlow at Brownlow's request, and the letter is meant to detail the circumstances of Confederate guerilla John Pride's death.
East Tennessee Claim Books
This collection consists of four ledger books that contain property and pension claims made by East Tennesseans following the Civil War.
East Tennessee & Georgia Railroad Company Letter Regarding William Hunt
This letter appoints William Hunt Attorney in Fact for the East Tennessee and Georgia Railroad Company. Hunt is instructed to apply to the Tennessee Legislature for the 250 bonds (worth $1,000 each) that the previous Legislature had set aside for the Railroad.
George W. Dyer Papers
Hannah W. Swan Grant of Pardon and Amnesty
J.S. Golladay Speech
L. H. Passmore Letter
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.
Memphis Freedman's Bureau Illustration
This collection consists of a color newspaper illustration depicting the Office the Freedmen's Bureau in Memphis, Tennessee, circa 1866-1868. It shows three seated white men, one of whom is T. A. Walker (the Superintendent of the District of Western Tennessee's Freedmen's Bureau), and a group of African-American men, who seem to be asking for their assistance.
R. M. Peoples Loyalty Oath
The collection consists of a one half-page oath from R. M. Peoples to the State of Tennessee, declaring his faithfulness to the Constitution of the United States, laws made during the Civil War, and the promises of the Emancipation Proclamation on November 22, 1865.
Stuart County (Tenn.) Letter
Letter written during Reconstruction by Stuart County, Tenn. resident in 1867. The letter inquires about the whereabouts Charly and Ada, two individuals the writer has failed to locate. The letter appears to be written by a family member, as the writer re-counts who has been married, jailed, and other local happenings.
Tennessee State Guard Broadside
This small leaflet responds to citizen concerns by assuring them that the State Guard will in no way molest law abiding citizens.
The East Tennessee University Library: The Civil War and Reconstruction Years
In this manuscript, Boyd Childress describes the University of Tennessee's Library in the Civil War and Reconstruction eras.
William G. Brownlow Papers
This collection consists primarily of letters documenting William Gannaway Parson Brownlow's service as Governor of Tennessee and showing the problems that Tennessee faced during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Also included are letters to and from Brownlow's son John Bell Brownlow.
William G. Brownlow Tennessee Bonds Circular
This collection consists of a Tennessee Bonds Circular dated May 9, 1866 and signed by Governor William G. Brownlow. In addition, the collection also contains an Executive Department envelope that includes an image of the Tennessee seal.