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Identifier: MSC 0626
Scope and Contents Papers of Samuel Mayes Arnell (1833-1903) from Columbia, Tenn., and Johnson City, Tenn.. He was a politician, postmaster, superintendent of schools, and a lawyer in Washington, D.C. Towards the end of his life was writing a history of Tennessee entitled, ‘Ten Years of Tennessee History’ or ‘The War of Secession and Reconstruction in Tennessee, 1861-1871.’ The manuscript volume is in the collection, along with several diaries or journal, correspondence from 1863 (medical Confederate conscription...
Identifier: MSC 0387
Scope and Contents Sawyers and McBee Family Papers, gift of Charles R. McBee & Betty McBee Sloan. Collection contains papers of William Sawyers, Justice of the Peace, Knox County. Papers (1785-1899) mention slaves by name, bills of sale & judgments re: slaves, land transfers & claims, deeds, Joseph White will, Bible Society circulars, the Steamboat Knoxville, Thomas Graham Creek War certificate of service, Strawberry Plains, Grainger, Blount, and Madison Counties, Civil War letters and letters written...
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...
Identifier: MSC 0171
Scope and Contents Letters and deeds of the Sevier, Loring, and Putnam families (from Tenn., Miss., Ala.). 1814-1898. An item-by-item calendar was prepared for this collection.
Scope and Contents May 25, 1865, parole pass issued to 1st Sgt. J. T. Slowers (Stovers?, Slovers?), Co. B, 11th Tenn. Inf., Nashville. ADS 1 pc. (in rice paper at time of receipt).
Scope and Contents June 6, 1863, letter from Sgt. R. P. Everett, 6th Florida Regt., at camp near Loudon, Tenn., to Miss [McMillan]. ALS 2 pp. Original + typed transcription. Mentions guarding the bridge over Flat Creek (Mascot, Knox County, Tenn.).
Identifier: SPC 2011.022
Scope and Contents Civil War tin type in Daguerreo style Union Case embossed with the eagle and U.S. flag. Lt. S. M, Mort is in uniform, seated, holding a sword. The buttons and bars on the uniform are highlighted in gold. The sash is highlighted in purple. His obituary is folded and in the case. He died July 15, 1869. The obituary includes tributes from men who served with him in the Union army. Mort was a member of the well-known family of potters in Jefferson County, Tenn..
Scope and Contents A series of letters dated 1838 to 1900 to and from members of the Smith family of Cocke County, Tenn., descendants of Gen. A. E. Smith. Donor has made transcriptions of the letters, included with the gift. Letters from Newport, Tenn. and Asheville, N. C. have good wartime information.
Scope and Contents 1863 safeguard pass for Solomon Garrison, Knox County, Tenn. Signed by H. H. Thomas. 1868 claim of Solomon Garrison vs. U.S. pfa* 4 pp. 1868 claim of Elmyra Pyatt, Knox County, Tenn. pfa 4 pp. * pfa = printed form, filled in by hand
Scope and Contents Letter from the W. P. Saunders Camp No. 3, Sons of Veterans, Division of Alabama and Tennessee, Knoxville, Tenn., to the Commander in Chief and members of the National Encampment, Sons of Veterans, USA. August 4, 1894. Extending an invitation to have the national meeting in Knoxville in 1895. AD 3 pp.
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 tom 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;...
Scope and Contents Handwritten and typed notes made from conversations with Miss Sue Barton, Knoxville. Mentions Generals Burnside, McClellan, and Sanders; battle at Fort Sanders; Bleak House; Boyd family, etc. Also, Christmas cards with notes on the back. On an envelope accompanying the collection: “Mrs. Etta G. Coile notes by Miss Helen Galbreath conversation with Sue Barton.”
Scope and Contents Apparently Susan Ramsey Alexander wrote this article to submit for publication in the volume “Our Women in the War.” Her article does not appear to have been included in the book. Her article was based on her Civil War diary, which is a manuscript now in the McClung Historical Collection.
Scope and Contents Susan Amelia Ramsey diary, September 1863-April 1864. Contains 1857 poems and essays at the front of the volume, then diary entries re: Civil War from September 1863 to April 1864, with several entries until July 1864 (written by other family members?) and one entry for April 15, 1865. Susan A. Ramsey was 17 years old when she began the diary and lived with her Confederate family east of Knoxville, Tenn.
Identifier: MSC 0002
Scope and Contents Papers of Thomas Amis Rogers Nelson (1812-1873), a lawyer, judge, congressman, and defense counsel for President Andrew Johnson in his impeachment trial of 1868. Nelson began law practice in Washington County, Tenn, in 1832, served two terms as attorney general of the 1st judicial circuit, and was presidential elector on the Whig ticket in 1844 and 1848. Strong Unionist, elected to the 36th Congress in 1859 and 1861; was captured by Confederate forces and imprisoned in Richmond, Va.. He moved...
Identifier: PAS 0051
Scope and Contents Scrapbooks of newspaper clippings kept by T.A.R. Nelson. 19 vols. in 9 boxes. 1843-1872. Mostly political + Legal Scrapbook 1867-1868 donated in 2017.
Tennessee 200 posters (“A Path Divided: Tennessee’s Civil War Years”; “Colors of the Bicentennial”; “Reserve Your Place in History.”).
Identifier: Ephemera 2019.072
Scope and Contents Posters from Tennessee’s bicentennial, 1996 (all issued by Tennessee 200): “A Path Divided: Tennessee’s Civil War Years.” Arden Von Haeger. (1996). Color. 18 x 24”. (gift of Virginia Nelson, 1997); “Colors of the Bicentennial.” (color photographs of county flags). Signed by Governor Don Sundquist. 1996. Color. 17 x 34” (gift of Virginia Nelson), 1997; “Reserve Your Place in History” (selling bricks). ca. 1995. 12 3/4 x 23 1/2”. Gift of Sevier County Public Library., 1996; Tennessee Civil War...
Identifier: Ephemera 2015.007
Scope and Contents The Chattanooga Rebel (Chattanooga, Tenn.) (August 9, 1862) (facsimile); one issue (4 pp.) (17 x 12 inches) This issue reprinted several times for reunions of veterans of the Civil War.
Scope and Contents April 13, 1864, letter from Thomas Bounds in camp at Chattanooga, to his sister Cynthia Bounds. Mentions problems with the mail.
Ticket for the 1962 commemorative excursion on The General, a reenactment of the Civil War train ride. (gift of Allen Coggins)
Identifier: Ephemera 2003.005
Scope and Contents Ticket for the 1962 commemorative excursion on The General reenactment of the Civil War train ride. # 11730. Issued by Louisville & Nashville Railroad, mention historic run of April 12, 1862. Used by Allen Coggins of Oak Ridge and his great uncle Herbert Lucas. 1 ticket. + photocopies of notes by donor.
Token. “Battle of Fort Saunders [Sanders] Nov. 29, 1863” streetcar token, on verso “West End ST. R .R./ ONE FARE.” (artifacts)
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...
Identifier: SPC 2015.001a
Scope and Contents Two (2) Union Soldier CDVs, Johnson Co., Tenn – Two Civil War CDVs of Union Soldiers from Johnson Co., Tennessee, 13th Cavalry. 1st item – CDV of private James Allen (1848-1883), Company D 13th Tennessee Cavalry, shown standing with his hat on a table displaying a 13th Cavalry insignia. Reverse side marked with pencil script at top margin, "Jas Allen". James Allen has a military marker on his grave in the Mountain View Cemetery of Mountain City, Tenn. 2nd item – CDV of an unidentified older...
Identifier: Ephemera 2014.013
Scope and Contents Union Prisoners Confined in Camp Sumpter, Near Andersonville, Ga. Lith. & print. by E. Sachse & Co., 104 S. Charles Street, Balto. [Baltimore]. Publ. by Chas. A. Schwamb ; Annapolis, Md., 1865. Drawn by Henry Blatz. 11.25 x 17” Water stains at upper left border. 1 pc. Tinted. Bird’s-eye view of Andersonville Prison (Camp Sumpter, Near Andersonville, Ga.). Shows the stockade, prison grounds, tents, a scaffold with six hanging bodies. The key lists: Headquarters, Rebel Camp, Hospital,...
Identifier: PAS 0047
Scope and Contents United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC) scrapbook with newspaper clippings, ca. 1870s-1930s. Mostly local interest, Confederate veterans, decoration days, Civil War stories. Gift of Mrs. Amanda White McTeer.
Scope and Contents List of articles taken from the storehouse of John S. Van Gilder during the Siege of Knoxville in November-December 1863. Money due from the United States Government. Listing of articles dated December 5, 1863. Document sworn to on May 12, 1864. ADS 1 pc. (both sides) + envelope with explanation, written by Calvin Morgan McClung.
Veterans of the Reunion of Co. C, 1st Tenn. Cavalry Association (Gift of Sarah Weber from the estate of David Babelay.)
Identifier: SPC 2009.008
Scope and Contents Veterans of the Reunion of Co. C, 1st Tenn. Cavalry Association (framed and mounted black & white photograph), ca. 1900 (possibly 1920s).
Scope and Contents “Diary Which I Kept While In The Army Against The Rebellion, 1861-1863. Transcribed July 15, 1892. By W.E. Hedgecock.” PHOTOCOPY. Mentions leaving Knox County, Tenn., home in 1861 and going to Kentucky; illnesses; Camp Wildcat (Laurel County, Ky.); Captain of H, Tennessee Volunteers; fighting; Nashville; Murfreesboro; small pox; Hedgecock family records.
Scope and Contents Letter from W. G. Brownlow, Cincinnati, Ohio, to G. W. Childs, Philadelphia, Penn. Sept. 25, 1863. ALS 1 p. + envelope with stamp. Re: leaving on a government train via Cumberland Gap with family and printing supplies; send bound bundle of Whigs; wife’s sewing machine; battle in Georgia with son James’ regiment of 840 East Tennesseans.
Scope and Contents August 5, 1864, letter from W. G. Brownlow, Knoxville, to D. F. Harrison, Postmaster at Loudon. ALS 1 pc. Re: his remarks about Dr. Harrison’s family being rebels; Brownlow almost mobbed in Cleveland two weeks ago. .
W. H. and J. T. Moffett Papers. New Market, Tenn. 1830s-1880s (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Armistead) (Account books).
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 &...
- Subject: Tennessee History Civil War, 1861-1865 X