Enlisted in Company E, 18th Infantry, May 29, 1861, at Camp Cheatham. He was captured at Fort Donelson, February 16, 1862, and sent to Camp Butler prisoner of war camp in Illinois. He was parolled and was killed at New Hope Church on May 16, 1864....
Charles T. Swindler was captured at the Battle of the Wilderness and taken to Andersonville Prison. He enlisted on September 18, 1861, and mustered out February 21, 1865. He was a member of the 7th Indiana Infantry and fought at Gettysburg.
Broken ambrotype of Captain Robert E. Mayes, who was born in Robertson County in 1823, and died in 1862. He was commissioned 1st Lieutenant in the 89th Regiment of the Tennessee State Militia on March 22, 1847. He later enlisted in the Confederate...
Born 1837 in McMinn County, Tennessee, died 1867 in McMinn County. He was in the 43rd Infantry, East Tennessee Volunteers, Gillespie's Regiment. It was organized December 14, 1861, and mustered out May 9, 1865.
British-made Enfield rifle musket with attached bayonet. Lockplate was manufactured at the Tower, London, England. The bayonet was manufactured the United States. The rifle belonged to Amos Griffith. The initials "JA" are carved in the stock.
Three troop movement notes, commonly called "spy notes." They were sealed with candle wax and folded to a small triangle. These belonged to General Albert Sydney Johnston and were to be destroyed after they were read.
Letter to Miss Mary Jane Finley from J. F. Callahan regarding missing home and a reference to General Thomas (Stonewall) Jackson's ambush of Yankees. Was written from Pocahontas County, which at that time was in Virginia.