Excerpts from the diary of William Luther Bigelow Lawrence. He details joining the Nashville Guards, the scarcity of provisions, and the surrender of Nashville. He proclaims the trampling of private rights by Federal soldiers, the fleeing of his...
Letter from Jane Smith Washington of Springfield, Tennessee, to her son, William L. Washington in Toronto, Canada, describing a confrontation with Federal troops. Mrs. Washington describes an extremely violent confrontation with Federal troops. In...
Posters; Health education; Health care; Vaccinations; School children; Hygiene; Preventive medicine; Children
Poster entitled "Has Your Child Won a Decoration in the Army of Health?" used in a health center advocating vaccinations and general good health of children aged 2 to 6 years. A boy and girl standing in profile are pictured.
Correspondence; Fathers; Mothers; Campaigns & battles; Civil Wars; War
Letter from Mary Guthrie Latta to her husband, Samuel R. Latta, dated August 19, 1861. Although she has hoped that Samuel Latta's unit would be ordered into retreat in Tennessee, they have instead been ordered to New Madrid, Missouri.
Houses; Thatched roof buildings; Chimneys; Country life; Outbuildings
View of a double clapboard siding, thatched-roof house with chimneys on each end which shows a sparsely planted yard with one lone tree devoid of leaves and one small outbuilding in the rear. A ladder can be seen on the roof.
Beautiful Jim Key (Horse); Key, William, -- 1883-1909
Dr. William Key stands next to Beautiful Jim Key in front of a large white house, presumably at home in Shelbyville, TN. Monk can be seen sitting in a nearby chair, and another person is sitting in a chair near a door.