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William M. Churchwell correspondence, 1860-1862.

Identifier: MM.2012.001

Scope and Contents

William Montgomery Churchwell (1826-1862), Washington, D.C. and New York, correspondence to J. F. Deaderick, Jonesboro, Tenn. March 10, 1860-January 24, 1862. Re: sale of property in Sullivan County, Tenn. ALS 16 letters + 4 envelopes (no stamps) + 2 balance sheets re: lands. October 26, 1860, letter mentions “Lincoln is sure to be elected” and “his Administration will be eminently conservative, but the more dangerous for the south, as it will lull them to sleep before the next Republican Administration.” January 24, 1862, letter written from Cumberland Gap, where Churchwell was a Colonel in 34th Tenn., Infantry, CSA. Churchwell served in the U. S. House of Representatives and was an attorney and a diplomat.


  • 1860-1862

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Torn area on envelopes where stamps would have been.

William M. Churchwell correspondence, 1860-1862.
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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

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