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United States History Civil War, 1861-1865

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 65 Collections and/or Records:

John D. Gillespie Research.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0069
Scope and Contents Research on the Gillespie and Fain families (mostly photocopies, many from printed sources) and copy of “Amaranth- Plantation Memories of a Person of No Importance” by (Annie Booth?) later Mrs. Sam McKinney, Knoxville, Tenn. About the Booth family on Oakley Plantation, Warren County., Miss. 57 pp. Photocopy.
Dates: 1920-1980

John Farmer letter, 1864 (+ copies of Civil War service records).

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2011.018
Scope and Contents MM-2011-008a: Original manuscripts. Fragment with Long’s acct. and verse or lyrics on other side. AD 1 pc.; Phrases with date May 17, 1827. AD 1 pc.; John Farmer letter ‘to the Farmers at home,’ Decatur, Alabama. August 21, 1864. ALS 2 pp. (1 pc.). Re: health, ‘Rebs surrounded our camp,’ ‘Hurrah for Lincoln and Johnson, We will whip the Rebs and free the Negro. We don’t give a dam (sic.) which way the river runs.’ Signed John Farmer.; Eli P. Ballinger letter to ‘Dear friends,’ Upland, Grant...
Dates: 1864

John H. Reagan letter to Frank Thomas, April 17, 1878.

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Identifier: MM.1995.02
Scope and Contents April 17, 1878, letter from John H. Reagan, House of Representatives, Washington, D. C., to Frank Thomas, New York. ALS 2 pp. RE: responding to request for an autograph and stating that John H. Reagan was Past Master General of the Confederacy during its whole existence. + typed letter from dealer describing letter. 1 pc.
Dates: 1878

Joseph Crawford Civil War discharge, 1862.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1977.004
Scope and Contents Civil War discharge of Joseph Crawford, Co. F, 12th Regt., Ind. Vol. Signed by Captain George Nelson. 1862.
Dates: 1862

Kirtley Collection. (Gift of Gordon S. Kirtley)

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0731
Scope and Contents Genealogy of Kirtley and allied families. The majority of the collection contains research on Kirtley, Thompson, Matthews, Roberts, Flora and some research on Early, Harbour, Mitchell, Morris, Rowan, Sims, and Jamison families. The research was done by Gordon Kirtley and his late wife. The collection includes one oversize Kirtley family chart (in Map Room); photographs; photocopies of maps; Hurricane Bridge and Huntington, WV, material; and two Civil War medals for James Alexander Flora.
Dates: 1920s-1980s

Last General Order of the Army of Tennessee (Confederate States of America) by Joe Johnston, April 27, 1865, and Last Roster of Company F, 5th Tennessee Cavalry, CSA, May 3, 1865. (Civil War)

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Identifier: MM.2000.008
Scope and Contents Last General Order of the Army of Tennessee (Confederate States of America) by Joe Johnston, Gen Comd. General Order No. 18. Hdqr Army of Tennessee, Greensboro, N. C. April 27, 1865. ADS 1 pc. (written in pencil on blue paper watermarked ‘S Thomas 1863.’) Re: by terms of the military conventions signed by Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman USA and Gen. J. E. Johnston CSA, for soldiers not to take up arms against the U. S.... Last Roster of Company F, 5th Tennessee Cavalry, CSA, May 3, 1865. Charlotte, N....
Dates: 1865

Lincoln and Johnson 1864 campaign button

 Collection
Identifier: Artifact 2016.004
Scope and Contents Lincoln and Johnson 1864 campaign button (circular tin-type, embossed, with red ribbon). Image on both sides.
Dates: 1864

Lizzie [Elizabeth M.] Lenoir letter to Julia Reagan. December 16, 1863. Unsigned letter to Julia Reagan, July 18, 1864.

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Identifier: MM.2002.002
Scope and Contents December 16, 1863, letter from Lizzie [Elizabeth M. Lenoir, daughter of William Ballard Lenoir], Forks of Pigeon, to cousin Julia [Reagan]. ALS 4 pp. (1 pc.). Re: family news, Civil War news, Tories' ambush, militia, etc. + a. July 18, 1864 unsigned letter, near Leasburg, Va., to Julia Reagan. AL Partial letter 2 pp. (1 pc.). Re: Battle of Peadmount, men lost, family safe, wife and three daughters arrested in Nashville, Arthur Ramsey wounded and died, men found whiskey.
Dates: 1863-1864

Lt. Andrew James Patton Barnes Civil War diary and papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0105
Scope and Contents Lt. Andrew James Patton Barnes Civil War diary and papers. Andrew Barnes (b. 1843) served in the 2nd Iowa Infantry 1861-1864. After the Battle of Kenesaw in 1864, Barnes was appointed Lieutenant of Co. E, 42nd U. S. Colored Infantry, where he served 1864-1865. He was mustered out of service in Huntsville, Ala., January 31, 1866. The original diary and transcription are included. He served from 1864-1865 in Chattanooga.
Dates: 1864-1865

Marcellus French 1865 dispatch.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1981.177
Scope and Contents Copy of the account by Marcellus French, Late Captain, Co. F, 35th Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, re: dispatch #2 from [U.S.] Grant [Robert E.] Lee. 1865. 7 pp. Copied from the original paper by Charles Ducloux, Knoxville.
Dates: 1865

McCammon-Henderson Collection (Gift of Joanna M. and Al Henderson).

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Identifier: MSC 0770
Scope and Contents The McCammon-Henderson Collection consists of two boxes of manuscripts, clippings, photographs, photocopies of photographs, and biographical material on the McCammon family of Knox County and Davidson County, Tennessee. Correspondents include Samuel McCammon, William Cowan McCammon, Eliza McCammon, Martha McCammon, Euphrasia McCammon, John Randels, Joanna Randles, Lillie Randles and others Subjects include the Civil War, family matters, pensions, education, poetry, religions and other topics....
Dates: 1836-1950

Muster Out Roll of a detachment of Co. H, 175th Regt. of Ohio Inf. July 1865. Gift of Dorothy Kelly.

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Identifier: Ephemera 1865.001
Scope and Contents Muster Out Roll of a detachment of Co. H, 175th Regt. of Ohio Inf. (4 men). July 1865. Signed in Huntsville, Ala by J.W. ___?, Captain, 88th Ill. Inf. DS 1 document (torn, taped, in 2 pcs.).
Dates: 1865

O. W. LeVert letter to “General” [Beauregard]. December 9, 1863.

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Identifier: MM.1999.038
Scope and Contents Letter from O. W. LeVert, Mobile, Ala., to “Dear General.” [General Beauregard]. December 9, 1863 “the 152 of the Siege of Charleston.” ALS 4 pp. (1 pc.) Re: sending letter via Lt. Lance(?); Dr. LeVert paralyzed; mentions Davis, Bragg, Battle of Chickamauga; Davis’ appointing either General Johnston or recipient of letter, but Davis did not want to add to the laurel leaves on wreath circling your (“General”) brow; Octavia; send photograph.
Dates: 1863

Paul Fink Collection, Civil War Manuscripts.

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Identifier: MSC 0125
Scope and Contents Collection consists of an estimated 200 items relating to the 4th Tennessee Infantry Volunteers, U. S. A. Paul M. Fink (1892-1980) was a native of Jonesborough, Tennessee and lifelong student of the history and culture of Washington County, Tennessee. He had the longtime honor of serving as the Washington County Historian and took to it with enthusiasm and gusto. One of his most significant books was Jonesborough: The First Century of Tennessee’s First Town. In 1912 Fink began extensive hiking...
Dates: 1862-1869

Pension records for Fielding M. and Isabel Correll, 1902 and 1904).

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Identifier: MM.2011.019
Scope and Contents United State Bureau of Pensions pension under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890, granted to Fielding M. Correll, formerly a Private, Co. C, 2nd Regiment, North Carolina Mounted Infantry. $8.00 a month. October 22, 1902. Signed April 10, 1903. No. 998278. Payable quarterly by the U.S. Pension Agent in Knoxville, Tenn. DS 1 pc. United State Bureau of Pensions pension under the provisions of the Act of June 27, 1890, granted to Isabell Correll, widow of Fielding M. Correll, formerly a...
Dates: 1902-1904

Powers of attorney from Anderson Jones, James Johnson, Sr., and Handy Kelley to Captain Thomas W. Allred for pay in military service in the Missouri Home Guard. 1864.

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Identifier: MM.2004.004
Scope and Contents Powers of attorney from Anderson Jones, James Johnson, Sr., and Handy Kelley to Captain Thomas W. Allred for pay in military service in the Missouri Home Guard. July 1864. Christian County, Mo. DS 3 pcs.
Dates: 1864

Pvt. Benjamin C. Giddens Papers (Gift of Mrs. Emily Woodall-Ivey).

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Identifier: MSC 0455
Scope and Contents Pvt. Benjamin Crownover Giddens Papers. Box 1: 13 manuscripts including the Civil War letters of Pvt. Benjamin C. Giddens, 3rd Tennessee Lilliard’s Infantry, Company “G” and letters of his father, Rev. Riley Anderson Giddens of Bradley County, Tenn.. Also, tintype of Pvt. Benjamin C. Giddens, R. W. Selvidge, Cleveland, Tenn., to sister. ALS 1 pc. /2 pp. On letterhead. Re: Settlement of father’s estate + photocopies of information re: John Conway Jefferson Selvidge, rifle maker.
Dates: 1862-1864 , 1986-1988

Record Book of the Provost Marshal (N. C. McLean), United States Army, Department of the Ohio.

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Identifier: MSC 0817
Scope and Contents Record Book of the Provost Marshal (N.C. McLean), United States Army, Department of the Ohio. 1863-1864. 1 vol. index at front. 358 pp. Bound.
Dates: 1863-1864

Reese B. Brabson speech, March 2, 1861. (Photocopy).

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1978.003
Scope and Contents Speech of the Hon. Reese B. Brabson on the State of the Union; delivered in the House of Representatives, March 2, 1861. Washington: 1861. Photocopy.
Dates: 1861

Reprints of 12 Civil War Newspapers, a Centennial of the Civil War project by Royal Crown Cola, Knoxville, Tenn.

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Identifier: Q Ephemera 2020.006
Scope and Contents Reprints of 12 Civil War Newspapers, a Civil War Centennial project by Royal Crown Cola, Knoxville, Tenn. Available to the public for 4 bottle caps of RC, Nehi, or Upper 10 plus $0.25Charleston [S. C] Daily Courier June 2, 1864 The Charleston [S. C.] Mercury June 17, 1863 Daily Dispatch [Richmond, Va.] October 20, 1863 Daily Richmond [Va.] Examiner May 10, 1863 June 3, 1862 Harper’s Weekly September 24, 1864 The New York Herald February 11, 1861 April 14, 1861 April...
Dates: 1961; Event: 1861 - 1864

S. Bassell French letter, 1862.

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Identifier: MM.1981.178
Scope and Contents September 10, 1862 letter from S. Bassell French, Headquarters, Valley District, near Boonesboro, to J. H. Miles, Frederick City. ALS 1 p. + envelope (torn) + typed transcription. Re: thanking Miles for claret sent to Major General Jackson.
Dates: 1862

Stephen Powers letter, April 25, 1865.

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Identifier: MM.1997.045
Scope and Contents Letter from Stephen Powers, Paducah, Ky., to his sisters Emeline, Larkes(?), and Mary Ann. April 25, 1865. Re: brother William discharged from the army; Joel is dead; mentions Riley and Bennett; his father; hopes for a time all can come home in peace.” ALS 2 pp. (partial) PHOTOCOPY.
Dates: 1865

The Soldier’s Pocket Book (Civil War). (ephemera)

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Identifier: Ephemera 2012.006
Scope and Contents The Soldier’s Pocket Book (Civil War). Title page missing. Includes notes to soldiers (”We do not hate our Southern brethren...” “We fight for the Union...”), prayers, Scripture selections, selected Psalms, hymns, and hints to soldiers. Handwritten inscription on inside front cover: “Wroth(?) picked this up on the Battlefield of Fredericksburg.” Soft, red embossed cover. 1 vol. 64 pp. (ephemera) note from source on eBay: published by the Presbyterian Board of Publication of Philadelphia
Dates: 1861

Thirteenth Regiment, Tenn. Volunteer Cavalry, U. S. A.; photographs of members of the cavalry

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Identifier: SPC 2014.020
Scope and Contents Thirteenth Regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, U. S. A.; photographs of members of the cavalry. Identified members of 13th Cavalry found in a family photograph album. “History of the Thirteenth regiment, Tennessee Volunteer Cavalry, U. S. A. : including a narrative of the bridge burning; the Carter County rebellion, and the loyalty, heroism and suffering of the Union men and women of Carter and Johnson counties, Tennessee, during the Civil War” by Samuel W. Scott and Samuel P. Angel (1903).
Dates: 1861-1865

Thomas Hart Benton Lovelady Civil War diary (Photocopy).

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Identifier: MM.1993.009
Scope and Contents Civil War diary of Thomas Hart Benton Lovelady (6th Texas Cavalry, C.S.A.). 58 pp. Photocopy. Covers the years 1861-1865.
Dates: 1861-1865

Thomas Legion (Cherokee Indians in the Confederate Army)

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Identifier: QSPC 2014.004
Scope and Contents Thomas Legion (Cherokee Indians in the Confederate Army). Banner: Cherokee Veteran Indians of Thomas Legion 69 N.C. Rec Sou-Noo-Kee Camp. Copy photograph + caption + Hymn to the Great Smokies by Eva Plamondon Boyd and Margaret Stringfield. All three items glued to board backing. 10 x 16” . 1 pc. The following caption was under the image: Above is shown the last photograph ever taken of the remaining members of the famous Thomas Legion, composed of Cherokee Indians in the Confederate Army. The...
Dates: 1903

Thomas Smith Harvey Civil War letter, January 26, 1864. Gift of Ron Miles.

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Identifier: MM.2013.001
Scope and Contents Thomas Smith Harvey b. Oct. 11, 1839; enlisted Feb. 6, 1862 at Flat Lick, Ky.; mustered out Feb. 23, 1865 Nashville. Married Oct. 6, 1865 Martha W. Cofer. Information transcribed from note in the papers. Daguerreotype (or tintype) in (broken) case of soldier in uniform believed to be Thomas Smith Harvey. Tintype in paper cover of woman with infant in her lap [Martha Covey Harvey and child]. Letter with printed letterhead “The War for the Union” dated Jan 26, 1864, to his aunt “Just so we whip...
Dates: 1864; 1915-1930

U. S. District Court, Sixth Circuit, District of East Tennessee, Nov. 1864, indictment of Clinton A. Charles of Hawkins Co, Tenn., as a traitor.

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Identifier: MM.2019.056
Scope and Contents U.S. District Court, Sixth Circuit, District of East Tennessee, Nov. 1864, indictment of Clinton A. Charles of Hawkins Co. Tenn., as a traitor.
Dates: 1864

Van Deventer Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0809
Scope and Contents This collection documents the Van Deventer, Rhea, Campbell, Cowan, Lynn, and Russell families. The major donors were Martha Rhea Van Deventer and her children: Robert, Laetitia, and Isabella. The collection includes many small artifacts, textiles, manuscripts, photographs, and artwork. Robert Van Deventer’s art is an important part of the collection. 1877 photographs of Island Home in boxes 52-53. A finding aid is available.
Dates: 1820s-1970s

W. F. Saylor letter, December 18, 1864. (Photocopy of TS)

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Identifier: MM.nd.065
Scope and Contents Photocopy of typescript transcription of December 18, 1864 letter from W. F. Saylor, near Savannah, Ga., to “Father.” 6 pp. Mentions Civil War, burning bridges, the burning of Atlanta, etc.
Dates: 1864