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Samuel Bell Palmer Collection

Identifier: MSC 0981b

Scope and Contents

Folder 1: Letters to Mother from Samuel Bell Palmer: July 2, 1862 letter to Mother from Sam B. Palmer, Loudon, TN. ALS 1 p. Mentions cooking and baking bread at the camp. July 23, 1862 letter to Mother from Sam B. Palmer, Camp Bill Parker, Loudon, TN. ALS 2 pp. (1 pc.). Mentions cooking at camp, shelter, firing shells on the anniversary of the Battle of Manassas, friends killed. Includes a sketch labeled ‘Our parlor, bedroom, dining room & kitchen.’ Formerly cataloged as MM.1998.021

Journal and sketches by Samuel Bell Palmer: Formerly cataloged as MM.1998.021

Folder 2: Civil War journal of Sam B. Palmer, Mabry Light Artillery, CSA, 1862-1862. Includes accounts at front of volume, his writings about the Civil War and being a prisoner of war in Knoxville in 1863. Volume also includes sketches by Sam B. Palmer. Folder 3: Contains photocopies of journal (copied July 1998). Folder 4: sketches by Sam B. Palmer, many of Civil War scenes, Knoxville, Knoxville’s prison, etc. Loose sheets cut from a small volume. Folder 5: Contains photocopies of sketches (copied July 1998).


  • 1862 - 1863

Conditions Governing Use

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


1 box

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Existence and Location of Copies

All items have been scanned.

Related Materials

--MSC 0981a Samuel Bell Palmer Collection

--MSC 0973 Correspondence between Steve Cotham and Scott Van Ness re: Samuel Bell Palmer

--QMM.2011.001 Map of East Tennessee drawn by Samuel B. Palmer (1863)

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Repository Details

Part of the Calvin M. McClung Historical Collection Repository

601 S Gay Street
3rd floor
Knoxville Tennessee 37902 United States