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“Battle of Fort Saunders [Sanders] Nov. 29, 1863” streetcar token

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Identifier: Artifact 2016.001
Scope and Contents “Battle of Fort Saunders [Sanders] Nov. 29, 1863” streetcar token, on verso “West End ST. R .R./ ONE FARE”. Knoxville Journal 11-29-1938. The token was the same size as later tokens but one cent cheaper. Used on the mule or horse drawn streetcars. West Knoxville was a separate incorporated town from 1888 until 1897. “The Battle of Fort Saunders” (as spelled on the token) was commemorated on the West End car line fare, the only line of which approached the historic battlefield, which was all of...
Dates: 1890 - 1900

E.E. Patton Collection.

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Identifier: MSC 0129
Scope and Contents Collection contains the writings of E. E. Patton, speeches, personal papers, newspaper articles, and other publications. Writings include the subjects Knoxville and Knox County, Tenn. Collection also includes material of his wife, Lula Smith Patton; photographs; Sawyer genealogy; Patton family manuscripts; correspondence; Civil War manuscripts; autographs; diary of E. E. Patton re: Tennessee state legislature; William G. Brownlow correspondence, 1840-1874; Col. John B. Brownlow correspondence,...
Dates: 1840-1961

Mary Smith Collection (includes Civil War and Confederate papers; land grants),

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Identifier: MSC 0825
Scope and Contents Collection donated by Mary Elizabeth Smith (Mrs. Frank P. Smith). Includes 1825 land grants to Isaac Rush and John A. Smith for land in Rhea County, Tenn. (both signed by Governor William Carroll); 1842 grant to John A. Smith for land in the Hiwassee District; 1927 obituary of T. H. Smith, Decatur Tenn.; Civil War papers of Thomas H. Smith, Meigs (Rhea) County, Tenn., (5th Tenn. Cavalry) including 6 pcs. of Confederate currency, brief memoirs, amnesty oath, and 1865 voter registration; 1864...
Dates: 1825-1942

Sawyers/McBee Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0531
Scope and Contents The Sawyers-McBee Papers span from 1791 to 1866, including a few undated items, and pertain to the Sawyers, McBee, and Peterson families of East Tennessee. William Sawyers of Corryton, Tennessee was the Union Lieutenant Colonel of the Tennessee 3rd Infantry Regiment, Company K. Ganum McBee was a Confederate private who was married to Nancy Sawyers. Ganum received a head injury at the battle in Newtown in November 1864, and was treated at the Wayside Hospital in Bristol, Tennessee between...
Dates: 1791-1866

W. H. and J. T. Moffett Papers. New Market, Tenn. 1830s-1880s (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Armistead) (Account books).

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Identifier: MSC 0789
Scope and Contents W. H. and J. T. Moffett Papers include store accounts, papers, and books , ca. 1830s-1880s, from New Market, Tenn. Most are from W. H. Moffett’s mercantile business, including partnerships with J. S. Moffett, General William Brazelton, and his son J. T. Moffett. Several other subjects include East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad; New Market area; account books; coal kiln; Panther Springs; tax receipts; health and medicine; Moffett & Shields Iron Founders; Andrew McMillan; Wilson &...
Dates: 1860s-1880s