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Pamphlet (c 1930) describing the massacre of Unionists at Limestone Cove (Unicoi County, Tenn.) in November 1863 by the Confederate Witcher’s Cavalry .
Photocopy of Pat Alderman's "Limestone Cove Tragedy" published in his 1975 book "Greasy Cove in Unicoi County"
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.
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.
Photocopy of correspondence concerning the fort and the threat of destruction of the site.
Diary of John M. Boyd, written while a Prisoner of War at Camp Chase, January 1 - April 3, 1865, The diary belonged to Mrs. Elizabeth Allen Lockwood (granddaughter of John M. Boyd, and copied by Mrs. Charles F. Wayland in 1945. Carbon TS 11 pp. + title page. (On pink paper)
Fort Sanders, Knoxville. Civil War Stereograph, War for the Union. (incorrectly identified as Fort Saners)
SV 2003.001.001: The War for the Union series, 1861-1865. Fort Sanders, Knoxville, exterior view, s6006. Stereograph. 1 pc. John C. Taylor, Hartford, Conn. ca 1890. This stereograph is actually of a fort on the coast of South Carolina. There were photos in the National Archives that identified this fort with Fort Sanders. The photographer who took the photo was the same fellow who photographed Fort Sanders, possibly explaining the mix-up.
November 1865 pardon granted to Frank A. Moses, Knox County, Tenn. Signed by William Seward. DS 2 pp. (oversize printed form).
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), Ed Maynard Post No. 14, Department of Tennessee, Memorial Sabbath Service Program, May 24, 1891. (ephemera)
Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.), Ed Maynard Post No. 14, Department of Tennessee, Memorial Sabbath Service Program, May 24, 1891. First M.E. Church, Knoxville, Tenn. Color images on front and back. Front cover has soldier in Union uniform holding a U.S. flag and ‘1861’. 1 pc. Ephemera. (1 piece of tape on inside of program).
Newspaper clipping of “Address of Joseph B. Heiskell, Esq., delivered at Rogersville, Tennessee, upon the occasion of the funeral of Lieut. Robert D. Powel, who was killed in an engagement with the Tories, at Barbourville, Kentucky, on Thursday morning, September 19, 1861”
Knoxville 1863. Drawing by Claud Lord. View of downtown Knoxville after Union occupation. Vantage point from high ground in the vicinity of modern day Fort Sanders neighborhood.
Confederate issues of the Knoxville newspapers - Knoxville Register, Knoxville Daily Register, The Daily Register, The Weekly Register - from the Civil War years arranged in strictly chronological order.
Land grant to Isaac Bible #15024 on Little Chuckey (25 Nov. 1824) signed by Sam Houston; Military Appointment to Lemuel Bible as First Lt. signed by Military Governor Andrew Johnson (30 June 1863).
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
Receipt from Leander A. Poor, Capt. to Matilda Carter for purchase of hay, Greene County, April 10, 1865.
Receipt from Leander A. Poor, Capt. to Matilda Carter for purchase of 4,800 pounds of hay, Greene County, April 10, 1865, for $42.72.
Journals and drawings by Samuel Bell Palmer during and about his time as a Confederate soldier, later Union prisoner at Camp Douglas, in the Civil War.
Thomas J. Cook. Pair of pocket diaries by a sergeant under Burnside and Sherman. 2 volumes. ;  pages. 12mo, unmatched original limp calf, first volume with moderate wear, the second worn with front wrapper detached; second volume apparently lacking 2 leaves at beginning, others coming loose, a few pages written in faint ink. January 1863 to February 1865
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”
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- Knoxville (Tenn.) 5
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- Art and artists 2
- Confederate States of America. Army. Mabry’s Light Artillery 2
- Palmer, Samuel Bell, 1843-1872 2
- Agriculture 1
- Ambrotypes 1
- American newspapers -- Local editions 1
- Artifacts 1
- Bank of Maryville 1
- Banks and banking 1
- Barbourville (Ky.) 1
- Battle of Fort Sanders 1
- Battle of Manassas 1
- Blount County (Tenn.) 1
- Brabson family 1
- Brabson, Benjamin D., 1809-1866 1
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