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Civil War letter of J. Benson Wier

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Identifier: MM.2019.065
Scope and Contents Four page letter (double spread page, front & back) written by J. Benson Wier to his mother [Elizabeth Lipscob Wier] on March 9, 1863 from Morgan’s Hospital in McMinnville, Tenn. Includes original letter, typed transcript, and a brief commentary on the letter. Letter from the donor included in the folder James Benson Wier died later that year.
Dates: 1863

Civil War Letters, 1864, Rufus P. Willson, 6th Tennessee Infantry, U. S. A.

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Identifier: MM.2014.015
Scope and Contents Civil War Letters, 1864, Rufus P. Willson, 6th Tennessee Infantry, U. S. A. Rufus P. Willson (1844-1865) was from Anderson County, Tenn. One of the letters addressed to his mother and step-father, Vincent Packet and Mary Packet. Rufus served until the end of the war and was killed in the burning of the steamer Generall Lyon off Cape Hatteras on March 30, 1865.
Dates: 1864-1865

First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. Correspondence, 1864-1866.

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Identifier: MM.1981.107
Scope and Contents First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville. Correspondence, 1864-1866. 1864-1866 copies of correspondence between leaders of the First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville (including George M. White, D. A. Deaderick, W. S. Kennedy and J. S. King) and Federal Military officers. Re: damage to and possession of the church building and graveyard, building being used as a colored school.
Dates: 1864-1866

George Lewis Janney Civil War letters (Gift of Edward W. Wolford).

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Identifier: MM.2011.017
Scope and Contents George Lewis Janney (August 16, 1841-June 18, 1915) Civil War letters. August 23, 1861-June 16, 1865. Written by George Lewis Janney, Indiana 36th Regiment, to friends and family. He was from Wheeling, Delaware County, Indiana. Written from Richmond; Camp Wayne; Camp Wickliff; University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.; Camp 36th Ind. Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Camp 36th Ind., Georgia; Hospital No. 5, Nashville, Tenn.; Camp 36th Ind. near Atlanta, Ga.; Camp Cripple Creek, Tenn. December 18, 1864, has...
Dates: 1861-1864

Letter N. J. Collum to S. J. MacKay

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Identifier: MM.2020.005
Scope and Contents Letter to Lt. Col. S. J. MacKay from Capt. N. J. Collum (Greeneville, Tenn.) dated April 26, 1865. ALS. Collum notes he provided his car for the daughter and son of President Johnson as the railway had failed to provide one; discusses troop movements out of Bulls Gap (Tenn.); Confederate prisoner transport
Dates: 1865

Martha ________ letter, 1864.

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Identifier: MM.1980.004
Scope and Contents November 6, 1864 letter from Martha _______, Nashville, to Bettie. ALS. 4 pp. Mentions high prices North has charged, etc.
Dates: 1864

McMahan Papers,1829-1923, Sevier County, Tenn.

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Identifier: MSC 0534
Scope and Contents The McMahan Papers,1829-1923, contain documents of T. W. McMahan in Sevier County, Tenn. The collection contains original manuscripts, documents, two poems by Louisa Walker, and one issue of the Republican Semi-Weekly, Sevierville, Tenn., newspaper (August 22, 1885). Also: August 1862 Volunteer Descriptive List and Account of Pay and Clothing for Private Joseph F. McClurg
Dates: 1829-1923

Sam B. Palmer letters to mother, July 2 & 23, 1862. (Gift of Mrs. M. D. Phillips.)

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Identifier: MM.1998.021
Scope and Contents July 2, 1862, letter to Mother from Sam B. Palmer, Loudon, Tenn. 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, Tenn. 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.’
Dates: 1862

W. G. Brownlow letter

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Identifier: MM.2019.067
Scope and Contents Letter on lined note paper from W. G. Brownlow to L. P. Chapin. ALS.

“Knoxville, Tennessee, Nov. 17, 1864. L. P. Chapin: I have your letter in regard to John Hide [Hiele?], wounded and left in the Court House in Sevierville. He was taken to the House of a Mr. Rawlings, and died of his wounds, and was charity buried. I have no other particulars. W. G. Brownlow”
Dates: 1864