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    • "City of Savannah"

    • "City of Savannah," a stern wheeler steamboat, plowing through the water belching smoke through the tall stacks. Some individuals are shown on the decks. One lifeboat is visible on one of the decks.
    • approximately 1900
    • 33664_13

    • Constitution of Frankland. Representatives, of the persons voted for, and the number of votes to each, which the Assembly shall examine, and the highest in votes shall be declared constitutionally elected; but no person shall be eligible more than...
    • Alvin C. York story -- doin' the weekly wash

    • A woman is standing on a porch near a wash tub with a wash board inside. The tub is raised by laying a wooden chair on its side. Two large lard cans just visible beside the chair may hold cleaning products. The woman is dressed in a sunbonnet, dark...
    • 1939
    • Andrew Jackson cartoon

    • A newspaper illustration of Andrew Jackson's portrait in the middle with cherubs surrounding it. Above the portrait is Lady Liberty with the U.S. flag wrapped around her and then below his portrait is a picture of the Battle of New Orleans.
    • 1856 January 19
    • Andrew Jackson Postage Stamp

    • A pen and ink drawing of the 1861 postage stamp honoring Andrew Jackson. The authentic stamp is surrounded by the drawing. The caption reads: "Andrew Jackson, Seventh President of the U.S.A.,1829-1837. Postage Stamp with Portrait of Andrew Jackson...
    • 1937
    • Ashport to Memphis Confederate map

    • This map showing Confederate military installations along the Tennessee portion of the Mississippi River was hand-drawn on linen by Albert Martin around 1861. It stretches from Ashport in the north to Memphis in the south and shows Confederate...
    • approximately 1861
    • By The Leaves Ye Shall Know Them

    • Scrapbook page. Center photograph pictures two men, Clarence Darrow and Judge John R. Neal. Underneath are three smaller photographs of African-American women, each cut in the shape of a cloverleaf. At left is Lois, at center is Dot, and at right...
    • circa 1928
    • Civil War-era fife

    • Civil War era wooden fife with brass ends. 1st Lt. Francis Marion Forrester, Co. F, 42nd Tenn. Inf., CSA, played this fife during the Civil War. The fife's high pitch enabled it to be heard above the noise of battle. Captured at Ft. Donelson,...
    • 1850s-1860s
    • continued

    • Passage begins, "It is all over -- and a glorious victory remains with the South!" L.V.F. goes on to describe General Crittenden and men being made prisoners by General Forrest and his men. 13 wagons of supplies captured [1st Battle of...
    • 1862 July 17
    • continued

    • L.V.F. writes about Yankees roughly foraging for food and the wholesale destruction that accompanied this until the Col. [her husband] went to the home where a Major was quartered which helped for a while. She further writes of "masterly...
    • 1862 August 31
    • continued

    • he & "Darlin' [husband] planned to ride horses [Black & Gray Tilly] into town to see Mrs. Rowan. However they found out that would not be posssible. Sam Pennebaker grew excitied as he spoke of the way in which things had been carried on at his...
    • 1862 September 5
    • continued

    • Describes coldest day of the season 18 degrees outside and snow. The southern army is at Murfreesboro & Shelbyville. The Yankees are at Nashville. Bouse, who had been barefoot all of the fall, got his shoes last night. L. V. F. is as good as...
    • 1862 December 7


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