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W. E. Hedgecock Civil War diary, 1861-1863. Union. Typed transcription.

Identifier: MM.1997.018
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.
Dates: 1861-1863

W. G. Brownlow, Cincinnati, Ohio, letter to G. W. Childs, Philadelphia, Penn. Sept. 25, 1863)

Identifier: MM.1999.006
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.
Dates: 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

W. G. Brownlow letter, 1864.

Identifier: MM.1981.062
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. .
Dates: 1864

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 &...
Dates: 1860s-1880s

W. O. White Manuscripts

Identifier: MSC 0568
Scope and Contents W. O. White Manuscripts. (164 color scans printed) Civil War letters of W. O. White, 4th Tenn Cavalry, USA 1863-1865 + later documents 1867 and 1887. White was originally from Bradley County Tenn.
Dates: 1863-1887

W. R. Caswell letter and Special Order, July 20, 1861.

Identifier: MM.1996.03
Scope and Contents July 20, 1861, letter from W. R. Caswell, Brig. General, Hd. Qtrs. East Tennessee Brigade, Knoxville, Tenn., to Capt. Sam. Powell. Re: mustering of companies, sending 100 muskets. ALS 1 pc. (very fragile; almost in pieces at time of receipt). + July 20, 1861, Special Order from Brigadier General W. R. Caswell, Head Quarters, East Tennessee Brigade, Knoxville, Tenn. ANS 1 pc. Re: appointment of Captain Sam Powell as Captain of 4th Regt. of infantry.
Dates: 1861

Watterson Family Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0025
Scope and Contents Papers of William H. Watterson (1836-1908), son of Henry and Lydia Hutchisson Watterson, Hawkins County, Tenn. William H. Watterson attended Emory and Henry College in Virginia and studied law under L. C. Haynes. He served in the Confederate Army from 1861-1865 and practiced law in Rogersville, Tenn. He married Minerva B. Riley in 1870. He was clerk and master of the chancery court of Hawkins County, the mayor of Rogersville, and a United States Commissioner. Papers include: personal and...
Dates: 1780-1908

Watterson letters, 1780-1864. PHOTOCOPIES.

Identifier: MM.1979.064
Scope and Contents Photocopies of: 1780 Hettick-Watterson deed of conveyance, PA; 1803 letter from Sarah Coates to Edward Watterson, Hawkins County, Tenn.; 1827 letter from Wm. Watterson to Henry Watterson, Hawkins County, Tenn.; 1855 letter from H. Watterson, Hawkins County, Tenn., to William (mentions McMinn Academy); 1864 letter from W.H. Watterson, Glade Spring, Va., to family (re: Civil War).
Dates: 1780-1864

William B. Reynolds letters, 1863-1866, and John Hughes Reynolds diary, 1866-1870 (gift of Fielding Ogburn).

Identifier: MSC 0806
Scope and Contents Letters of William B. Reynolds, 1863-1866. Written from Nashville or New York to his wife, Catherine Hughes Reynolds, to his son John Hughes Reynolds; or to his son-in-law Peter Smith. Some letters are to him from these correspondents. Re: death of his daughter Martha and her baby Ada; mediums and spiritualism; Civil War; business interests, especially in cotton, tobacco, and shoes; Benton, Polk County, Tenn.; Cleveland, Tenn.; Mr. Waterhouse; guerrillas in Polk County. Letters were transcribed...
Dates: 1863-1870

William Brown Papers (1862-1864).

Identifier: MM.1980.001
Scope and Contents 1862 Sergeant appointment for William Brown, Co. K, 16th Regt., Ill. Vols. 1864 discharge papers for William Brown August 1, 1863 Chattanooga Daily Rebel newspaper (stored in Map Case)
Dates: 1862-1864

William C. Atkinson autobiographical journal.

Identifier: MM.1991.003 a&b
Scope and Contents Autobiographical journal of William Conway Atkinson (born 1830). Includes some financial accounts and family records. Also includes his narrative of his life, including his service from 1847-48 as a drummer in Co. G, 5th Tenn. Vol. Regt. of Inf., Mexican War; his service in the U. S. Army 2nd Cav., 1855; and his service in the Confederate Army, 1st E. Tenn. Cav. He lived for a time in Russellville, Hamblen County, Tenn. MM-1991-003 a: original manuscript volume and some loose pages MM-1991-003...
Dates: 1830-1865

William G. Brownlow image and quote printed on envelope / cover.

Identifier: MM.2002.020
Scope and Contents One envelope with image of William G. Brownlow and quote from him re: never deserting the Stars & Stripes. Printed in blue ink. Letters at far left edge of quote are missing. 3 cent stamp. Addressed to G. H. Skade(?) in Ohio with another handwritten note across the address dated May 27, 1862, ‘nothing worthy of note except Daniel Kurtz swindling the soldiers out of their money.’
Dates: 1862

William George Taylor Diary, 1864-1865.

Identifier: MM.1994.014
Scope and Contents Civil War diary of William George Taylor (1844-1922), written while a prisoner of war, June 21, 1864 - February 24, 1865, and after his release through May 1865. Copied by Catherine Taylor Miller in 1923. The original belonged to Mrs. Louise K. Taylor Forgey. Photocopy. W. G. Taylor was from Russellville, East Tenn. He served in Co. I, Second Tennessee Cavalry, C. S. A.
Dates: 1864-1865

William Richard Caswell Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0018
Scope and Contents Papers of William Richard Caswell (1809-1862), a lawyer, military officer, and director of the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad. He was the son of Richard William and Sarah Lytle Caswell of North Carolina, and was the great-grandson of the first governor of North Carolina, Richard Caswell. He married Elizabeth Carter Gillespie, a descendant of Landon Carter and Col. John Carter. William Richard Caswell lived in Knox County, Tenn, and was politically active, served as an officer of the...
Dates: 1805-1900

William Rule letter to James Tarwater, November 1863.

Identifier: MM.2016.009
Scope and Contents Letter from William Rule, Camp Blythes Ferry, to his uncle James Tarwater, Nov. 1863. Discusses at length the future government of Tennessee when it re-entered the Union and how to deal with the former rebels. William Rule (1839-1928) of Knox County served in Co. A, 6th Tenn. Cavalry (USA), His rank on mustering out was 1st Lt. Adj. Rule was the long-time editor of the Knoxville Journal (1885-1928). ALS, 6 pages. Mentions the importance of the Chattanooga area, Gen. Burnside, the railroad...
Dates: 1863

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

Wm. R. Webber document, 1907.

Identifier: MM.1984.002
Scope and Contents Wm. R. Webber’s May 15, 1907, statement regarding his service in the Confederate States of America Army, June 10, 1862-May 15, 1865. Written in Knoxville, Tenn. ADS 1 p. August 23, 1984, letter from Ellen Garrison, Archives of Appalachia, forwarding the Webber document, explaining that it was separated from the William H. and Gladys Brewer Papers upon the request of the donor.
Dates: 1907

W.O. White Civil War Papers scans on DVD.

Identifier: MSC 0916
Scope and Contents The W. O. White Collection loaned to the McClung Historical Collection for scanning in 2011 and the original manuscripts were returned to the owner after scanning. The papers are the Civil War letters of W.O. White, 4th Tennessee Cavalry, United States Army. W.O. White was a farmer from Bradley County, Tenn, at the beginning of the Civil War. Many of the letters were written ‘At Camp,’ near Nashville and other locations. Some letters are signed W.O. White and others were signed as Orlando...
Dates: 1862-1887

[Z.T. Willet] and others Civil War ambrotype, 1861 (photographs)

Identifier: SPC 2010.006
Scope and Contents Cased ambrotype of four people, one in Confederate uniform believed to be Z. T. Willet based on newspaper clipping found with ambrotype. The other man is holding a Confederate uniform cap. Two unidentified women also in picture. Gold highlights and light tinting added to image. Break in glass at left, running across man in uniform. Handwritten note with picture: Taken by J. W. Keen, [Jonesboro, Tenn.]. October 14, 1861. Newspaper clipping (Corinth, Miss, April 18, [18]62) with ambrotype mention...
Dates: 1861-1862