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

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

Bell Massacre pamphlet

Identifier: Ephemera 2020.027
Scope and Contents 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"
Dates: circa 1930; 1975

Civil War letter of J. Benson Wier

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.

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

Correspondence on Fort Higley, Dorothy E. Kelly.

Identifier: MM.2019.018
Scope and Contents Photocopy of correspondence concerning the fort and the threat of destruction of the site.
Dates: 2004 - 2005

Diary of John M. Boyd, Prisoner of War at Camp Chase, 1865.

Identifier: MM.1994.009
Scope and Contents 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)
Dates: 1865

Frank A. Moses Civil War pardon. November 1865.

Identifier: MM.nd.047
Scope and Contents November 1865 pardon granted to Frank A. Moses, Knox County, Tenn. Signed by William Seward. DS 2 pp. (oversize printed form).
Dates: 1865

John Coulter letters, 1864.

Identifier: MM.1988.009
Scope and Contents Eleven letters written by or for John Coulter, citizen held at Johnson’s Island prisoner-of war camp in Ohio. He wrote mainly to his wife Katherine Coulter at their home in Maryville, Blount County, Tenn. All letters were written in 1864: May 21 (photocopy only-- original letter kept by donor’s nephew Kenneth D. Coulter); May 24; June 25; July 3; July 23, July 25; August 18 (2 letters), September 22; September 24 (re: Coulter’s death, written by friend Samuel Kerr) + 2 envelopes. Also, two sets...
Dates: 1864-1919

Joseph B. Heiskell address at Funeral of Lieut. Robert D. Powel

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.229
Scope and Contents 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”
Dates: 1861

Knoxville 1863. Drawing by Claud Lord.

Identifier: Artifact 2013.005
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1863

Knoxville Register, Knoxville Daily Register, The Daily Register, The Weekly Register. (Newspapers)

Identifier: NWP 0083
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1861 - 1864

Land grant to Isaac Bible (1824); Military Appointment to Lemuel Bible by Andrew Johnson (1863).

Identifier: QMM.2021.001
Scope and Contents 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).
Dates: 1824; 1863

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

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

Receipt from Leander A. Poor, Capt. to Matilda Carter for purchase of hay, Greene County, April 10, 1865.

Identifier: MM.2011.024
Scope and Contents 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.
Dates: 1865

Speedwell Collection (Gift of Ginny Rogers).

Identifier: MSC 0833
Scope and Contents David Rogers Commission as Second Major in the Ninth Regiment Tennessee Militia, 1806, signed by Gov., John Sevier; Three accounts of Chrisman & Stewart (Stuart) Baltimore merchants, 1826. 1827, 1828; Letter C. Calyer to Mr. A. Hunt, 1834; Letter James Rogers, Milledgeville, Ga. to father Maj. David Rogers, 1841; Letter D. L. Cannon and Susan of Dallas County, Tex. to father David Rogers, 1841; List of names, Civil War military unit, diseases of individual and date of dismission, undated;...
Dates: 1806 - 1932

The Clark Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0901
Scope and Contents Business and personal papers, photographs, documents of John Monroe Clark (1868-1950) of Blount County, Tennessee and the allied families of Cates, Brabson, Foute and Pinkerton. John Monroe Clark was a successful banker, civic leader, businessman, and an active participant in the movement to create the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. He was instrumental in preserving and maintaining Clark’s Grove Cemetery and operated a large farm in Blount County. Other important individuals in the...
Dates: 1850-present

Thomas J. Cook pocket diaries

Identifier: MM.2020.029
Scope and Contents Thomas J. Cook. Pair of pocket diaries by a sergeant under Burnside and Sherman. 2 volumes. [271]; [186] 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
Dates: 1863 - 1865

W. G. Brownlow letter

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