Hand-drawn commemorative fraktur, or illustrated genealogy and Civil War memorial, of Peter Stiner's wartime service as a teamster with the Union "Fisk's Brigade" (he originally was conscripted into the 7th Tenn. Inf. Regt., CSA). Contains a...
Morris provides his cousins with news of the deaths of his mother and Laura [relationship unstated]. He relates his hardships caused by the war and writes, "Life is the running of a race and Death the goal, so then let us look a head to that time...
Two Gardner bullets which were only made by the Confederacy. Unique bullet and specific to the Confederacy. Fairly rare. Used by Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. An attempt was made to stamp "CS" onto the belt plate which is most likely made of tin.
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.
Discharge papers for Pvt. Andrew Miller, Co. H, 1st Tenn. Cav. Regt., USA. He was discharged on April 7, 1865, at Nashville, Tenn., for "expiration of term of service." Miller was born in Grainger County, Tenn.
Certificate of service for Pvt. William Jackson, Co. B, 1st Tenn. Cav. Regt., USA. Jackson enlisted on April 9, 1862. He was discharged from service on April 10, 1865, in Nashville, Tenn. He died in 1910 and is buried at Dry Valley Cemetery in...
Grainger County 3rd civil district election return signed by Judge W. H. Meek, et. al., for the historic first referendum on secession in Tennessee, just prior to the Civil War. Tally 25 to 1 in favor of the convention.
Broadside calls Tennesseans to arms against the "hired and ruffian soldiers" of the North. "The Yankee War is now being waged for beauty and booty." Signed by J. B. Murray and H. C. Witt. Most likely a reproduction.
Civilian Conservation Corps (U.S.); New Deal, 1933-1939; Chickens -- Hatcheries; Poultry Industry
Dozens of chicken pens outside the Civilian Conservation Corps Camp at the Buffalo Springs Game Farm near Rutledge, Tennessee. An individual can be seen checking one of the pens. Several of the camp's cottages can be seen in the background.