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

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

Sam B. Palmer, Mabry Light Artillery, Confederate States Army. Journal, 1862-1863; and sketches done by Sam B. Palmer. Gift of Mrs. M.D. Phillips.

Identifier: MM.1998.022
Scope and Contents MM.1998.022 a: Civil War journal of Sam B. Palmer, Mabry Light Artillery, CSA, 1862-1862. Includes accounts at front of volume, his writings about the Civil War and being a prisoner of war in Knoxville in 1863. Volume also includes sketches by Sam B. Palmer. MM.1998.022 c contains photocopies of this item (copied July 1998). MM.1998.022 b: sketches by Sam B. Palmer, many of Civil War scenes, Knoxville, Knoxville’s prison, etc. Loose sheets cut from a small volume. MM.1998.022 d contains...
Dates: 1862-1863

Samuel H. Showers Civil War diary, 1864-1865. Co. E, 15th Regt. Penn. Cavalry, Anderson’s Cavalry. (Typescript).

Identifier: MM.1970.001
Scope and Contents Typescript of the diary of Samuel H. Showers , 1864-1865. Co. E, 15th Regt. Penn. Cavalry, Anderson’s Cavalry. Also a map detailing events in the diary. 36 pp. Copied from a diary in the possession of Mrs. Gordon Colborn, Norris, Tenn.
Dates: 1864-1865

Samuel Mayes Arnell Papers, 1863-1903.

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...
Dates: 1863-1903

Sawyers and McBee Family Papers (Gift of Charles R. McBee and Betty McBee Sloan).

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...
Dates: 1785-1899

Sawyers/McBee Papers.

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...
Dates: 1791-1866

Sevier Family Papers, 1814-1898.

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.
Dates: 1814-1898

Sgt. J. T. Slowers(?) parole pass, 1865.

Identifier: MM.1996.05
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).
Dates: 1865

Sgt. R. P. Everett letter to Miss [McMillan], June 6, 1863.

Identifier: MM.nd.023
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.).
Dates: 1863

Sirenius M. Mort, 1st Lt., Co., F, 9th Tenn. Cavalry, Volunteers, USA (Civil War tintype)

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..
Dates: 1865

Smith Family Papers. Cocke County, Tenn. Descendants of Gen. A. E. Smith of Cocke County.

Identifier: MM.2013.021
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.
Dates: 1838-1900

Solomon Garrison Civil War pass and claim, 1863 and 1868.

Identifier: MM.1979.081
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
Dates: 1863-1868

Sons of Veterans encampment invitation, 1894.

Identifier: MM.1988.004
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.
Dates: 1894-1895

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

Sue Barton memoirs.

Identifier: MM.nd.005
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.”
Dates: undated

Sue R. Alexander (Susan Ramsey). “Our Women in the War.”

Identifier: MM.2013.016
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.
Dates: 1863-1865

Susan Amelia Ramsey Diary, September 1863-April 1864.

Identifier: MM.2008.001
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.
Dates: 1863-1865

T. A. R. (Thomas Amis Rogers) Nelson Papers.

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...
Dates: 1782-1873

T.A.R. (Thomas Amis Rogers) Nelson Scrapbooks.

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.
Dates: 1843-1872

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...
Dates: 1996

The Chattanooga Rebel (Chattanooga, Tenn.) (August 9, 1862). (facsimile)

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.
Dates: 1862

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 Bounds letter, April 23, 1864 (Gift of Mr. and Mrs. T. Gordon Bounds).

Identifier: MM.nd.007
Scope and Contents April 13, 1864, letter from Thomas Bounds in camp at Chattanooga, to his sister Cynthia Bounds. Mentions problems with the mail.
Dates: 1864

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

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.
Dates: 1962

Two Civil War CDVs of Union Soldiers from Johnson County, Tenn., 13th Cavalry, USA

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...
Dates: 1861-1865

Union Prisoners Confined in Camp Sumpter, Near Andersonville, Ga. (prints)

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,...
Dates: 1865

United Daughters of the Confederacy scrapbook, ca. 1870s-1930s.

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.
Dates: 1870-1940

United States to John Van Gilder, 1863.

Identifier: MM.1994.012
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.
Dates: 1863

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).
Dates: 1920