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United States History Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:

12 color copies of stereoviews (stereographs) in the Library of Congress.

Identifier: SPC 2004.004
Scope and Contents 12 color copies (+ backs of two of the copies) (color laser copies) of stereoviews (stereographs) in the Library of Congress. Civil War scenes, including bridge at Strawberry Plains, railroad bridge across Platt Creek, environs of Knoxville seen from south bank of Tennessee River. + photocopies of Library of Congress order information, including call number and reproduction number (needed to order copies).
Dates: 1860s (images); 2004 (copies)

Acuff and Beeler Papers, 1860s.

Identifier: MM.2015.011
Scope and Contents 1. No date. 4 pp. handwritten schoolwork. Minnie Beeler. Includes two diagrammed sentences. 2. Partial letter (date missing). New Market, Tenn. Letter from Anderson Acuff to son. Haven’t heard from you. ALS 1 pc., 2 pp. 3. March 31, 186_? Letter from Joseph Beeler to Caroline Beeler, Port Hudson. ALS 1 pc., 2 pp. 4 December 9, 1862 letter from John Acuff to Emmaline Acuff. ALS 1 pc., 4 pp. 5. February 12, 1863. [Emmaline Acuff] to husband John Acuff. ALS 1 pc., 2 pp. 6. April 16, 1863. Port...
Dates: 1860-1870

Adjutant Report Letter Book, Ed Maynard Post, G. A. R., 1886-1887 and 1926-1929.

Identifier: MM.2014.013
Scope and Contents Adjutant Report Letter Book, Ed Maynard Post, G. A. R., 1886-1887 and 1926-1929. Correspondence hand copied into the book. 1886-1887 by Thos. H. Kearney. Minutes of the Ed Maynard Post, No. 14, G. A. R., 1926-1929, recorded by Alexander Eckel. Last entry January 4, 1930, “There having been no regular meeting of the Post since July last on account of want of a quorum the members being unable to attend on account of sickness....” followed by a large number of blank pages. At the end of the volume...
Dates: 1886-1887

Anna Gay McClung Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0274
Scope and Contents Collection includes: diary kept by Mary A. Dickinson during a summer trip from Louisiana to Canada, 1859 + transcription; Mary A. Dickinson’s diary, 1864 (Civil War) + one papers entitled “The War in 1860, 61, 62.”; Mary A. Gay’s diary, 1867-1871 (home life); “History of the Mitchell Family; Children of J. H. Gay and Sophia Mitchell; Children of E. J. Gay and Lavinia Hynes” by Mrs. C. J. McClung, 1952 (typed, 3-ring binder. Copy of McClung shelves). Writings on the Mitchell, Haley, McWilliams,...
Dates: 1860-1952

Brownlow (Parson Brownlow’s Farewell Address in view of his imprisonment by the Rebels, October 24, 1861). (Ephemera)

Identifier: Q Ephemera 2001.001
Scope and Contents Parson Brownlow’s Farewell Address in view of his imprisonment by the Rebels, October 24, 1861. Printed by Thomas W. Hartley, Philadelphia. Includes picture of Brownlow. 1 pc. 10.75 x 13.5”
Dates: 1861

Buffat Family Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0007
Scope and Contents Papers of the family of Pierre Francois Buffat, his wife Sylvie Louise Tauxe Buffat, their children and relatives, who came from Switzerland to Knoxville, Tenn., in 1849. Pierre F. Buffat owned a farm at Spring Place in Knox County, Tenn. He ran a mill starting in 1861, and his son Alfred Buffat joined the business in 1865. Other family names included in the correspondence include: Bolli, Chavannes, Porta, Esperandieu, Sterchi, Truan, and Tauxe. Many of the letters were written in French, with...
Dates: 1831-1925

Campbell Family Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0897
Scope and Contents The Campbell Family Collection was acquired by the McClung Historical Collection and the East Tennessee Historical Society with funds provided by Knox County in October 2001 to prevent this valuable historical family collection containing over two centuries of Knox County history from being dispersed in an auction sale. The Campbell family were early settlers of the Riverdale community. Manuscripts and photographs are held by the McClung Collection. Artifacts are part of the Museum of East...
Dates: 1782-1994

Capt. Oliver P. McCammon Collection.

Identifier: MSC 0654
Scope and Contents Papers relating to Captain Oliver Pinkney McCammon (O.P.M.) (1840-1897) of the 3rd East Tennessee Cavalry, Company L, also relating to the explosion of The Sultana and campaigns in Tennessee. Over 120 items, mostly correspondence between Captain Pinkney (1840-1897, Blount Co. Tenn.) and his future wife, A. E. McCall of Blount Co., during the war years of 1861-1865. Letters between Captain Pinkney and his father, the men in his regiment, and others. Also, McCammon's discussion of military...
Dates: 1861-1865

Cartes-de-visite of Union Officers

Identifier: SPC 2014.013
Scope and Contents Eleven cartes-de-visite of Civil War Union officers. SPC 2014-013-001 Orlando M. Poe (signed). SPC 2014-013-002 M. ([Marsena] R. Patrick. SPC 2014-013-003 John G. Parke. SPC 2014-013-004 Wm. P. Sanders. SPC 2014-013-005 Rufus Saxton. SPC 2014-013-006 Robert C. Schenck. SPC 2014-013-007 Wm. Rosencrans. SPC 2014-013-008 [Lovell] Rousseau. SPC 2014-013-009 D. G. Farragut.(signed). SPC 2014-013-010 David G. Farragut. SPC 2014-013-011 Charles W. Sanford.
Dates: 1861-1865

Civil War Diary of B. F. Morris, McLaughlin’s Ohio Veteran Volunteer Cavalry.

Identifier: MM.2014.020
Scope and Contents Civil War Diary of B. F. Morris, McLaughlin’s Ohio Veteran Volunteer Cavalry. Transcribed by descendant David E. Zehner.
Dates: 2014

Civil War diary of Edwin L. Hayes, N. J. (Photocopy)

Identifier: MM.1977.002
Scope and Contents The Civil War diary of Edwin L. Hayes, N.J. (photocopy) + his Civil War service record, pension forms, etc. + 1 page of Hayes genealogy.
Dates: 1977

Civil War documents, Department of the Cumberland.

Identifier: MSC 0658
Scope and Contents Civil War documents, Department of the Cumberland. Many of the documents are from Kingston and Chattanooga in East Tennessee.
Dates: 1864-1865

Civil War Memoir of Captain R. G. Clark, 59th Tenn. M.I., Confederate States of America.

Identifier: MSC 0219
Scope and Contents Bound volume (front and back covers loose) entitled “War Experience of Capt. R. G. Clark.” 94 pp. TS. The Memoir was written by Reuben Grove Clark. R G. Clark (1833-1900) was a captain in the 59th Tennessee Mounted Infantry, CSA. His granddaughter, the donor Willene B. Clark, edited the memoirs for publication by ‘the University Press’ in 1994. One copy of the Memoir + one copy of the Memoir edited by Willene Clark and published by the University of Tennessee Press.
Dates: 1891

Civil War service records of Cyrenius Mort and George Mort.

Identifier: MM.2014.021
Scope and Contents Civil War service records of Cyrenius Mort (9th Tenn. Cavalry) and George Mort (39th Tenn. Mtd. Inf.)
Dates: 2000s

Confederate bond, 1862.

Identifier: MM.1981.121
Scope and Contents Confederate States of America loan bond. No. 649. $500.00. December 2, 1862. pfa (Printed form filled in by hand). 1 sheet.
Dates: 1862

Confederate Souvenir, 1861-1865.

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.039
Scope and Contents Confederate Souvenir, 1861-1865. Two leaves with poem “The Confederate Note” and a faded piece of currency glued to a second leaf.
Dates: 1861-1865

Creed F. Casteel Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0046
Scope and Contents Papers of Creed F. Casteel, no date, 1865-1947. Includes his teaching certificates, contracts, and related papers re: his teaching in Knox Co., Tenn. and Alpharetta, Ga.; constitution and by-laws of the Teacher’s Institute No. 2, Knox Co. + minutes, 1873-1874; June 24, 1888 report on First Baptist Church Sunday School, 1 p.; 1894 photograph of school children at Alpharetta, Ga.; 1901 charges against Casteel for his remarks about McKinley’s assassination; 1912 executor’s letter to C. F. Casteel,...
Dates: 1865-1947

Cumberland Gap evacuation, 1862.

Identifier: MM.1981.137
Scope and Contents Copies of Sept. 15 & 16, 1862, orders and instructions to evacuate Federal troops from Cumberland Gap. Orders of General George W. Morgan, USA. Ten sheets (including typed gift sheet). (photocopies) Several 1891 notes signed by George W. Morgan, one on “Middlesborough” letterhead (resort in Middlesborough, Ky.) with pictures of the hotel.
Dates: 1862, 1891

Cummings Family Papers (Cummings, Campbell, Gibson, Preston and related families) (gift of Richard Cummings).

Identifier: MSC 0343
Scope and Contents Papers of the Cummings, Campbell, Gibson, Preston and related families. David Cummings (CSA) bought a plantation in Mississippi. Cummings home was Eagle Bend, Roane County, Tenn. Collection contains original manuscripts, photocopies, and some printed material. The folders are arranged alphabetically by surname and then by the name of the individual. The contents of each folder are as received, using the donor's heading, with original materials separated into additional folders but retaining the...
Dates: 1799-1893

Cyclorama Souvenir, from the ”Great Cyclorama, Battle of Gettysburg” on exhibition in Chattanooga.

Identifier: Ephemera 2019.040
Scope and Contents Cyclorama Souvenir, from the "Great Cyclorama, Battle of Gettysburg” on exhibition in Chattanooga
Dates: undated

Cyclorama Souvenir (Gettysburg).

Identifier: Ephemera 2011.026
Scope and Contents Cyclorama Souvenir (Gettysburg)
Dates: 1900

Facsimile letter of Abraham Lincoln to Mrs. Bixby. November 21, 1864.

Identifier: MM.1999.039
Scope and Contents A[braham] Lincoln, Executive Mansion, Washington, letter to Mrs. Bixby, Boston, Mass. November 21, 1864. ALS 1 p. Facsimile. Re: death of her five sons in battle.
Dates: 1864

Gen. William P. Sanders Civil War Service Record.

Identifier: MM.1980.020
Scope and Contents Civil War service record of General William P. Sanders, Co. F & S, 5th Ky. Cav. Includes pension application of his mother Margaret H. Sanders, San Francisco, Ca. (photocopies) (Photocopy of the 1867 document procured from the National Archives in 1980) Military Service Records (NNCC) no. 151,907
Dates: 1980

Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Dept. of Tennessee. Roster.

Identifier: MSC 0250
Scope and Contents Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) Dept. of Tennessee. Roster Records consist of two extremely oversize volumes listing the members of the posts in Tennessee
Dates: 1883-1897

H. O. Nelson Scrapbook (scrapbooks).

Identifier: MM.nd.050
Scope and Contents Photocopy of scrapbook of clippings and articles compiled by H. O. Nelson. Subjects include Zollicoffer Castle, poems, Dr. John M. Boyd, Civil War, historical buildings of Knoxville.
Dates: undated

Haskew, Aron J. Civil War Diary kept in Washington, D. C.

Identifier: MM.2019.026
Scope and Contents Haskew, Aron J. Civil War Diary kept in Washington, D. C. Also has family record of family of Aron J. Haskew (b.23 May 1834).
Dates: unknown

Hugh L. McClung Military Commission, 1861, C. S. A. signed by Gov. Isham Harris.

Identifier: MM.2002.006
Scope and Contents Hugh L. McClung commission, July 5, 1861, signed by Gov. Isham Harris. Captain, 26th Regiment, Provisional Force of Tennessee Volunteers. DS 1 pc. Gift of Mrs. Hugh M. Thomas.
Dates: 1861

James Ault and Cynthia Ault correspondence, 1862, 1865.

Identifier: MM.nd.003
Scope and Contents August 22, 1862 letter from James Ault, Camp Armstrong, Miss., to his cousin Cynthia Ault, Knoxville, Tenn. ALS 2 pp. + Env. Mentions his company, family, etc. September 25, 1865 letter from “Aunt,” Charleston, to Cynthia [Ault]. ALS 2 pp. Mentions Lincolnites and Negroes, family news, etc.
Dates: 1862, 1865

James Robinson Ogden Photograph Album. Civil War CDVs. Gift of Miss Lucy Ogden. (Photographs)

Identifier: PAS 0153
Scope and Contents Photograph album of James Robinson Ogden, who came to Knoxville with the 2nd Ohio Cavalry during the Civil War, Leather 5x6” album containing mostly Civil War era CDVs (cartes-de-visite). 22 photographs. Subjects include: John Keyes, view of Knoxville(?), [General Ambrose] Burnside, General George Stoneman, James R. Mitchell, H.C. Squire(?), W. Chamberlain, Henry Chester, E.C. Ruggles.
Dates: 1860s

John and Rhoda Campbell Williams Papers.

Identifier: MSC 0170
Scope and Contents Letters of John and Rhoda Campbell Williams (Knoxville) to son Rufus Morgan Williams at Edgehill School, Princeton, N.J., 1864-1865, 1867 + one letter from Thomas L. Williams to brother, n.d. [1864]. 14 letters + one envelope. Received from donor June 23, 1987: copy photograph by Knaffl & Bro. of Rhoda Campbell Morgan Williams + photocopy of picture of Col. Joseph Williams.
Dates: 1864-1867