• "The Second Elder Gives Battle," magazine article by George Pattullo

    George Pattullo

    Alvin C. York's heroism went unnoticed in the United States, even in Tennessee, until the publication of the April 26, 1919, issue of the Saturday Evening Post. In an article titled "The Second Elder…

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  • Pistol

    Pocket pistol, .36 cal., manufactured by Cooper Firearms, serial number 5344, patent date January 7, 1851; April 25, 1854; September 4, 1860; September 1, 1863; September 22, 1863

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  • Daniel K. Cassel Correspondence

    Biographical Sketch -- Francis Nash, written by Daniel K. Cassel, includes info on Nash’s death in the Battle of Germantown, PA, 1886

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  • Bedford County, Tennessee, 1878

    From the new and actual surveys compiled and published by D.G. Beers & Co., 1878. Shows roads, railroads, streams, schools, residences and civil districts. The chief value of this map lies in the fact…

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  • Map of the Ocoee District (1837)

    Troost, Gerard, 1776-1850

    Map of the Ocoee District to elucidate the 4th report of G[erard] Troost, Geologist of the State of Tennessee. The Ocoee District lay in extreme southeastern corner of Tennessee and was the last part…

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  • Williamson County, Tennessee, 1878

    This color map from the D. G. Beers Co. of Philadelphia shows roads, railroads, streams, schools, stores, residences with owner's names, post offices, and different-colored civil districts. Includes i…

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  • Newspaper, Forney's War Press

    Original newspaper, Forney's War Press, August 20, 1863. This woodcut shows "Rebel Citizens attacking Sutler En Route For the Army." Forney's was a weekly newspaper published in Philadelphia (Pa." It…

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  • Nashville. Plate 10 from G. M. Hopkins' Atlas of Nashville (1889)

    G.M. Hopkins & Co

    Plate 10 of the 1889 Atlas of Nashville detailing the Nashville, Chattanooga, and St. Louis Railway freight terminal and engine house and the neighborhood directly southwest. A number of African Ameri…

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  • William Sartain engraving of Andrew Johnson

    Mezzotint-process portrait of Andrew Johnson, published by William Smith, Philadelphia, "entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1865 by William Sartain in the Clerk's Office of the District…

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  • War Songs and Poems of the Southern Confederacy, 1861-1865

    A 1904 original edition compilation of wartime Southern songs and poems by H. M. Wharton, D.D."An Ex-Confederate in General Lee's Army" "A Collection of the Most Popular and Impressive Songs and Poems…

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  • North Carolina

    Finley, A. (Anthony)

    Originally from A new general atlas, comprising a complete set of maps, this hand-colored map of North Carolina from 1824 shows cities, towns, rivers, roads, lakes, sounds, and mountains are all depic…

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  • Map of Gibson County, Tennessee from actual surveys and official records (1877)

    This copy of the D. G. Beers map of Gibson County shows roads, railroads, streams, schools, residences and civil districts. The chief value of this map lies in the fact that it locates the dwelling st…

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  • Book entitled "Readings from the Holy Scriptures for Jewish Soldiers and Sailors"

    Pocket Old Testament having tan cloth pasteboard cover and inscribed on the inside front cover "from Louis Stern / Gen. Hos. (Hospital?) #5 /Fort Ontario / N.Y" "To / Celia Sosensky / 187 E. Hancock A…

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  • A Map of the Southern Section of the United States including The Floridas and Bahama Islands Showing the Seat of War in that Department (1813)

    Melish, John, 1771-1822

    John Melish's map of the southern theater of the War of 1812. State and national borders are denoted and hand-colored. Highly detailed view of the rivers, roads, and forts throughout the Southeast, in…

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  • Coffin handbills pamphlet

    Binns, John

    Eight woodcut “coffin handbills” compiled in a pamphlet known as “Monumental Inscriptions.” Each illustration is in a tombstone shape with epitaphs.

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  • Letter to Governor Sevier from William Blount and William Cocke

    Blount, William, 1749-1800

    Facsimile letter to Governor John Sevier from Representatives William Blount and William Cocke giving the status of Tennessee's admission as a state. The letter explains problems encountered during th…

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  • carbine thimble

    The carbine thimble was issued to most Union cavalrymen. The leather thimble attached to a "D" ring on the right side of the McClellan saddle via the small leather strap. The trooper's carbine suspend…

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  • Nashville. Plate 3 from G. M. Hopkins' Atlas of Nashville (1889)

    G.M. Hopkins & Co

    Plate 3 of the Hopkins Atlas of Nashville. This plate shows the area just west and southwest of the state capitol from Vine St. (present-day 7th Ave.) to Bellville St. bounded by Line St. (later Jo Jo…

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  • The state of North Carolina from the best authorities

    Lewis, Samuel, 1753 or 1754-1822

    Originally from Carey's "American Atlas", this is one of the first maps of the state of North Carolina published. Counties are named but without boundaries. Geographic features include mountains, rive…

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  • Nashville. Plate 5 from G. M. Hopkins' Atlas of Nashville (1889)

    G.M. Hopkins & Co

    Plate 5 of the 1889 Atlas of Nashville detailing the area south east of downtown along the Cumberland River. Included are the city water works, the city reservoir, Tennessee School for the Blind, the…

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