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Knox County (Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 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

John Baxter Edmondson Claims

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3843
Abstract

This collection includes four claims filed by John Baxter Edmondson on June 1, 1868 for compensation as a result of the Confederate Army using his Knox County, Tenn. farm for resources.

Dates: 1868 June 1

John W. Cleland Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3834
Abstract

This collection includes two handwritten letters by John Cleland, Union soldier during the Civil War, written to his family from outside Knoxville, Tenn. during February and March 1864.

Dates: 1864 February-March

John Watkins Letters and Poem

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1781
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of two undated, fragmentary letters that John Watkins wrote during the Civil War. One is written on United States Sanitary Commission letterhead. These two items are accompanied by a poem entitled The Union, which Watkins apparently authored.

Dates: circa 1860s

Sgt. William A. Smith Letter to J. O. Jones

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3776
Abstract

A letter was written by Sgt. William A. Smith, Co. B 71 Ind. 6th Cav., on October 5, 1863. He talks about Union occupation north of Knoxville, TN and the increased price of goods and foods in the Confederate states as oppsosed to the Union. He also writes about a brigade of women marching and carrying the U.S. flag. The letter was submitted to Mr. J. O. Jones, postmaster of Terre Haute, Indiana, in hopes that he could get it published in the local newspaper.

Dates: 1863 October 5

Strawberry Plains Bridge (Tenn.) Stereoview

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2283
Abstract

This undated stereoview photograph pictures the Strawberry Plains Bridge during the Civil War. Also seen are the ruins of a nearby house and a soldier standing guard.

Dates: undated

William W. Fish Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3836
Abstract

A handwritten letter from soldier William W. Fish dated January 25, 1864 and written from a camp five miles outside of Knoxville, Tenn.

Dates: 1864 January 25

William W. Fish Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3829
Abstract

The material consists of two handwritten letters by William W. Fish during February 1864.

Dates: 1864 February 9-20