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Capt. Oliver P. McCammon Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0654

Scope and Contents

Papers relating to Captain Oliver Pinkney McCammon (O.P.M.) (1840-1897) of the 3rd East Tennessee Cavalry, Company L, also relating to the explosion of The Sultana and campaigns in Tennessee. Over 120 items, mostly correspondence between Captain Pinkney (1840-1897, Blount Co. Tenn.) and his future wife, A. E. McCall of Blount Co., during the war years of 1861-1865. Letters between Captain Pinkney and his father, the men in his regiment, and others. Also, McCammon's discussion of military campaigns in Middle Tennessee including engagements with General Wheeler and Hood, capture of his regiment by General Forest in September of 1864 and his subsequent escape, correspondence relating to the loss of several of his men on the ill-fated Sultana steamboat, discussion of guerilla attacks by Rebels in East Tennessee by A. E. McCall and his father, discussion of local and national political matters, smallpox breakouts in the camps, and an ongoing written courtship between McCammon and his future wife, Ann E. McCall. The collection includes a small circular tintype of McCammon in uniform and an amber "Union" bottle from the war period.


  • Creation: 1861-1865

Conditions Governing Access

Material is available for research. Prior arrangement MUST be made by contacting the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection at


3 boxes