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War of 1812

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Carson Letters (Joseph and J.G. Carson correspondence, 1812-1813, 1833-1854) (typescripts) .

Identifier: MM.2016.003
Scope and Contents Carbon typescript transcriptions of letters. Sketch of Joseph Carson who served in the War of 1812, serving under Gen. F. L. Claiborne. + four letters, 1812 (note says should be 1813)-1813. (Written from Soldiers Retreat, Camp opposite Mobile, Mount Vernon Cantonment, Fort Madison). December 26, 1833-October 20, 1854, letters from Catherine Waller Carson, J. G. Carson (James Green Carson), and William S. Waller. Letters include family news, health, buying Negroes, daily life. Places written...
Dates: 1813-1854

George Thatcher letter to Cyrus King. November 17, 1814.

Identifier: MM.2001.003
Scope and Contents Letter from George Thatcher, Cambridge (?), to Cyrus King, City of Washington. November 17, 1814. ALS 3 pp. (+ note about George Thatcher on 4th page). (Paper tape on edge). Re: King’s reelection; holding court in the County of York; the war [War of 1812].
Dates: 1814

Howard-Smith Collection (Papers of the Smith (Howard-Smith), Gaines, McKinney and allied families of Hawkins County, Tenn. 1800-1923.) (Gift of Mrs. F.A. Augsbury, Jr.).

Identifier: MSC 0712
Scope and Contents The Howard - Smith Collection includes manuscript letters and documents dating from 1800 to 1923 which were collected by Lida and Elise Howard-Smith. Included are letters of the Charles J. McKinney family (Hawkins County, Tenn.); James Gaines (Sullivan County, Tenn.) and Edmund P. Gaines (a military officer whose correspondence covers the War of 1812 and later conflicts); James T. Gaines (Hawkins County, Tenn.) and his correspondence with Governor Joseph McMinn; Eleanor Spurrier Rand; Eleanor...
Dates: 1800-1923

Jacob Hartsell Papers, including the Memora, War of 1812.

Identifier: MSC 0600
Scope and Contents Jacob Hartsell Papers, including the Memora, War of 1812. Jacob Hartsell (1786-1843) of Washington County, Tenn. Served as tax assessor, squire of the county court, and captain of Washington County militia. Formed a company of “volunteers” in Washington County, Tenn. in October, 1813. Jacob kept a handwritten journal of his experiences in wartime October 12, 1813 -- November 28, 1813. He titled his small journal the “J. Hartsell Memora.” Transcribed and published in the East Tennessee...
Dates: 1813

James Raulston discharge, Nashville, Tenn., 1815.

Identifier: MM.1981.086
Scope and Contents Discharge of Col. James Raulston from the Tennessee Militia, Nashville, Tenn., May 13, 1815. Signed by Wm. Carroll, Major-General, 2d Division, Tennessee Militia. pfa 1 pc. (Photostat)
Dates: 1815

John Trimble, Maryville, Tenn., letter to brother [Michael Woods] Trimble, Port Gibson, Mississippi Territory, July 18, 1813.

Identifier: MM.2017.001
Scope and Contents Letter from John Trimble, Maryville, Tenn., to W or M Trimble [his brother Michael Woods Trimble], Port Gibson, Jefferson County, Mississippi Territory, July 18, 1813. ALS 1 pc. (2 pp.). (small holes; some tape). Recounts his tour of duty in East Florida with East Tennessee troops commanded by Col. John Williams of Knoxville. The troops destroyed Seminole towns (Feb. 7-23) which had been invading and pillaging citizens in Georgia. The East Tennessee troops were dismissed after the campaign and...
Dates: 1813

Moses Easterly letters, 1814-1815.

Identifier: MM.2015.002
Scope and Contents Three letters written by Moses Easterly written while traveling with Andrew Jackson’s troops during the War of 1812. Written to his wife Charlotte Fudge Easterly at home on the border of Cocke and Greene Counties, Tenn. 3 pcs. 1. Moses Easterly, Rhea County, Washington, December 7, 1814. To Charlotte Easterly, Cock[e] County, E. Tennessee. ALS 3 pp. (1 pc.). Re: Family health; five thousand pounds of stinking beef at Kingston, thrown into Clinch River; waiting for orders to move; under General...
Dates: 1814-1815

“The War of 1812 in Tennessee, Driving Tour Survey” David, Calease, Layton Carr, Keith Schumann.

Identifier: MM.2014.023
Scope and Contents “The War of 1812 in Tennessee Driving Tour Survey” David, Calease, Layton Carr, Keith Schumann. A Paper done for Dr. Carroll Van West, History 6610, December 15, 2010.
Dates: 2010

War of 1812 Pension No. 16897 for Louisa Carmichael, widow of Samuel Carmichael. 3 February 1879.

Identifier: MM.2013.007
Scope and Contents Pension No. 16897 for Louisa Carmichael, widow of Samuel Carmichael. 3 February 1879.
Dates: 1879

War of 1812 Pension Records, 1872; U.S. Pension Office, Knoxville, Tenn. 1886 receipts.

Identifier: MSC 0200
Scope and Contents Pension records for veterans and widows of War of 1812 soldiers on forms of the Pension Office, Department of the Interior, Washington, DC. Dated 1872. 46 pcs. Soldiers were from Middle Tennessee counties. These records were found in the attic of the old portion (1874) of the Custom House during renovation work, summer 1980. Also: Sept. 1886 receipts from Robert L. Taylor, U.S. Pension Agent at Knoxville, to different recipients for varying amounts (from different states). Printed forms, signed...
Dates: 1872-1886

War of 1812 Presidential appointment of James Fuller. (From the estate of Mary Elizabeth Bryan Cureton).

Identifier: QMM.1999.001
Scope and Contents War of 1812 Presidential appointment of James Fuller as second lieutenant in the twentieth regiment of the infantry. Signed by President James Madison and Secretary of War James Monroe. DS 1 pc. (on vellum with intact seal in lower left corner)
Dates: 1812

William Carroll orders, 1814.

Identifier: MM.1981.085
Scope and Contents March 10, 1814 order for rations. Signed by William Carroll, Inspector General, Tennessee Troops. ADS 1 pc.
Dates: 1814