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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

Concord, Tenn. Photographs

Identifier: SPC 1995.005
Scope and Contents Concord, Tenn. 1940. 4 pieces form a panoramic photograph (photocopy with numbers and ID sheet also in folder).
Dates: 1940

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

Ellen Renshaw House Fletcher Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0574
Scope and Contents Ellen Renshaw House Fletcher (1843-1907) kept the Civil War diary in Knoxville which was published as “A Very Violent Rebel.” After the war Ellen married James William Fletcher, and the family remained in Knoxville, Tennessee. She and her family are buried in Old Gray Cemetery. The collection includes photographs, small artifacts, and a few documents mostly from the postwar years.
Dates: 1850-1923

Ellen Renshaw House Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0504
Scope and Contents Civil War diaries of Ellen Renshaw House (1843-1907), documenting life in Knoxville after Union occupation of the city. The diaries begin in 1863 with sporadic entries until the Union army under General Burnside arrived in September and continue regularly until Ellen was ordered to leave Knoxville Sept. 1, 1864. The diary resumes in 1865 and runs through the end of the year. 5 volumes. 1864 pocket diary (limited entries) Knoxville Guards 1859, Minutes Oct. 1860- April , 1861 -- in folder 5 with...
Dates: 1859-1866

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

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

Henry R. and Mary Deaderick Duncan Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0057
Scope and Contents 4 boxes: Mary Deaderick Duncan’s personal memoirs; family clippings, programs, invitations, etc.; Civil War year memoirs of Adeline McDowell Deaderick (typescript); Henry R. Duncan’s 1911 diploma from Maryville College; Mary Deaderick Duncan’s Home Demonstration Agent material, 1917-1921; University of Tennessee Extension work; Middle Tennessee State Normal School catalog, 1917-1918; Thunderbolt newspapers, 1965-1971 (scattered issues); Henry R. Duncan’s research on Cades Cove, Greenbrier, the...
Dates: 1911-1971

Hugh Lawson McClung Portrait

Identifier: SPC 2013.004
Scope and Contents SPC 2013.005 Hugh Lawson McClung. Killed during the Civil War (15 February 1862). Taken by Knaffl & Bro., Knoxville, Tenn. Image are 4x5.75” mounted on card.
Dates: 1860s

Indictment No. 760 in the U.S. vs. Clinton A. Charles of Hawkins County, Tenn

Identifier: Q Ephemera 2011.003
Scope and Contents Indictment of Clinton A. Charles in the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court, Dist. of East Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn. 1864, on charge of giving aid and comfort to the enemy during the war.
Dates: 1864

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 Daily Register, Knoxville Register, The Daily Register, The Weekly Register (1861-1864) (newspaper) (title varies)

Identifier: NWP 0080
Scope and Contents Knoxville Daily Register, Knoxville Register, The Daily Register, The Weekly Register (1861-1864) (newspaper) Title varies
Dates: 1861-1864

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

Lebanon-in-the-Fork and First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville, Tenn. By Dr. W. F. Wadsworth.

Identifier: MM.1997.085
Scope and Contents Lebanon-in-the-Fork and First Presbyterian Church, Knoxville: The Beginnings. By Dr. W. F. Wadsworth, Retired Executive Presbyter, Presbytery of East Tennessee. Historical sketch prepared for First Presbyterian Church of Knoxville’s bicentennial [1992]. Photocopied TS 14 pp. + ‘A copy of the correspondence that took place between the Elders of the First Presbyterian Church at Knoxville and the military authorities at said point in relation to the occupancy and abuse of said church.’ (Civil...
Dates: 1992

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

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

Nitre and Mining Bureau.

Identifier: MM.2013.027
Scope and Contents Nitre and Mining Bureau. Partly Printed Document Signed. Knoxville, 28 November 1862. Wm. F. M. Hyder is exempt from military service while engaged in manufacture of nitre or lead for the Confederate Government. Form printed in Knoxville by Haws and Dunkerley. Signed by F. J. Finnie, Captain and Superintendent 7th Nitre Mining District.
Dates: 1862

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...
Dates: 1862 - 1863

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

William Rule Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0008
Scope and Contents Papers of William Rule(1839-1928), a newspaper editor, mayor of Knoxville (1873, 1898), and postmaster (1873, 1877) in Knoxville, Tenn. Born in Knox County, Tenn. Married Lucy Anne Maxey in 1858. Worked with William G. Brownlow on Knoxville Whig. Served in Sixth Tennessee Volunteer Regiment, Union Army, 1862-1865. Published Republican newspaper, the Knoxville Chronicle. Founded the Knoxville Journal in 1885, which merged with the Tribune in 1888 to become the Journal and Tribune. Rule was...
Dates: 1860-1927