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...
Correspondence; Mothers; Children; Families; Civil Wars; War
Correspondence from John G. Latta to his mother, Lucinda (Gilchrist). Letter is from her son in Boston and is dated August 17, 1861. He states that his family will leave Boston for Tennessee on September 3. He is very anxious to get home. He...
Carte de visite of Mary Todd Lincoln. Image appears very similar to photograph taken of her by Matthew B. Brady in his New York, N.Y. studio in 1861. Her head and left arm are in different positions and the chair has been edited out, but the dress...
U. S. Springfield rifle, model 1873, "trapdoor loader." The rifle belonged to Col. Mathes, Co. I, 18th Tenn. Regt., CSA. The model 1873 trapdoor Springfield was the first-ever standard issued breech-loading rifle for the U.S. Army.
Eyeglasses and case belonging to William H. Vaughn, born in Lafayette, Macon County, Tennessee. Style of glasses became popular in the late 1850s. Vaughn was a member of Company A, 8th Tennessee Mounted Infantry.
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.
Ambrotype of John H. Roney, who was a drummer boy from Cherry Mount, Robertson County, Tennessee. He is pictured with his drum and stick in hand. Roney was born in 1845, and later joined Company K, 30th Tennessee Infantry.
On the back, it states that the photograph is presented to Amelia S. Jacobs on October 9, 1862, by (name illegible). Seller indicated that the unit pictured is the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry, but this cannot be confirmed.
Broadside lists tuition costs for primary, common English, higher English or classical educations. Identified are J. S. Henry, President, and Richard Pepper, Assistant. Board of Trustees are listed at the bottom.