• Portable hitching post

    Portable hitching post for horses.

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  • Thanks for the Memories

    Mitchener, Hardy A., 1919-1957

    This page in Mitchener's POW diary from World War II shows a song along with a tiny illustration of a soldier in prison. The song is called "Thanks for the Memories" and is attributed to L. G. Young,…

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  • Southern School News

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  • Letters to Kittie from William H. Merriman

    Two letters on the same sheet of paper to Kittie describing military life and his affections for her. The first letter is dated Dec. 26, 1862, and the second letter is dated January 1, 1863.

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  • Beautiful Jim Key promotional entranceway

    Jim Key was a talented horse who was able to perform numerous tricks that showcased his intelligence and unique personality. His trainer, Dr. William Key, was an ex-slave who championed patience and k…

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  • Wooden traveling case

    Handmade leather-covered, wooden traveling case. The case has handmade wrought iron hinges, locks, and bands.

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  • Liberty Academy broadside

    Broadside lists tuition costs for primary, common English, higher English or classical educations. Identified are J. S. Henry, President, and Richard Pepper, Assistant. Board of Trustees are listed at…

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  • "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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  • Dutch Mill, Shelby Park, Nashville

    View of the Dutch Mill in Shelby Park, Nashville, Tennessee.

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  • Alexander C. Simmons tintype

    Tintype of Alexander C. Simmons. He was born in 1847 to Travis and Mary (Pendergrass) Simmons. Simmons enlisted in Co. I, 4th Tenn. Cav., USA. He died on March 20, 1864, in Nashville and is buried in…

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  • If That's Your Idea of a Good Time, Take me Home

    Berlin, Irving, 1888-1989

    Sheet music cover of an Irving Berlin song about a man whose cheap ways do not impress the woman he is courting. Interesting cover image of the fashionably dressed couple in front of a moving pictures…

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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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  • Square in Dyersburg

    This photograph depicts a square in Dyersburg, Tennessee filled with cotton wagons waiting for the cotton gin.

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  • Montgomery County Courthouse, Clarksville, Tenn.

    Calonge, R. E

    View of the entrance of the Montgomery County Courthouse in Clarksville, Tennessee.

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  • John Rhea portrait

    Harrison, W

    John Rhea (1753-1832).

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  • Mine crater

    United States. Army. Signal Corps

    Huge crater caused by the explosion of mine planted and exploded by the Germans in their retreat before the American troops.

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  • Medal from association of Union ex-POWs

    Medallion suspended from gold bar. It commemorates the 21st Annual Session of the Ohio Association of Union Ex-Prisoners of War. The event took place in Marysville, Ohio, June 19-20, 1901. Medallion i…

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  • The Rats Leaving a Falling House

    This political cartoon interprets the breakup of President Andrew Jackson's cabinet in 1831. The rats on the bottom represent, from the left, Secretary of War John H. Eaton, Secretary of the Navy John…

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  • Letter from H. H. Redkey to Shadrick Lee

    Imprisoned with Shadrick Lee at the Confederate prison camp at Andersonville, Ga., H. H. Redkey corresponded with Lee more than 40 years after the Civil War ended. He mentioned the "starvation, filth…

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