Bedroom in the home of Susie Gentry in Franklin, Tennessee. A canopy bed can be seen. A Swamp Lily patterned quilt is on the bed. There is a chair visible at the foot of the bed and a small night table at its head.
Correspondence; Fathers; Children; Families; Mothers; Civil Wars; War
Correspondence from Mary Guthrie Latta to her husband, Samiel R. Latta. In this four-page letter, she expresses concern for the safety of her husband. She states that she is "beginning to feel the terrible realities of war in earnest now."
Cover depicts Lady Liberty standing boldly in a harbor with her left foot on wrapped coils of gunpowder encased around an axe. The American Eagle is shown to her right rear and tall ships can be seen in the harbor. Color.
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...
Front view of the Auditorium at the Tennessee Centennial Exposition, which had Colonial style architecture. It had a one-hundred and forty foot high square tower and four porticoes on the corners of the building.
Inside of a Civilian Conservation Corps barracks at Powell's Station, Tennessee. Foot lockers are at the foot of each bunk. Laundry bags, containing dirty clothes, hang from the walls.; Many of the bunks are arranged with alternating feet and...
Memphis Novelty Works sword made by Leech and Rigdon. It is a field officer's foot sword. The sword belonged to Capt. Beverly Allen Fitzgerald from the 22nd Tenn. Inf. Bn., CSA. It is engraved with his name and where he is from. At the time of...
Model 1850 foot officer's sword. Evidence of acid-etched engraving. No maker's mark. This item belonged to the family of Warner Bass. Mr. Blackman Dunn of Grassmere was killed at the Battle of Chickamauga. This sword and watch were sent home.
PFC Chris Ammons, holding rifle, stands in a cleared area in front of tall trees. A strand of barbed wire runs in front of the trees; just behind his left foot is a post in the ground with two strands attached.
Reproduction Confederate McAvoy sword. Manufactured in Macon, Georgia. May have some original parts combined with reproduction parts. A good example of how facsimile parts are combined with genuine parts, making it harder to authenticate.