1st item: Civil War letter from J.K. Manally to Warham Easley Jr. and dated March 25, 1862. Manally was a member of the 37th Tennessee Regiment, Carroll's Brigade (CSA), and wrote the letter from camp near Iuka, Mississippi. In the letter he discusses "a rumor here that Columbus Georgia money is under par" and he asks that Easley "do me the favor to change off any that there is in the money you have of mine." Manally then discusses life at camp and the war: "I am at Iuca [sic] Mississippi and have heard the cannons belching out terror and death all this morning at East Port on the Tennessee River. Our forces have retreated from that place and we are looking for the Yankeys [sic] to come out from gun boats and [if] they do we will thrash them if we can." 6 1/2" H x 4 3/8" W. 2nd item: List of wartime provisions desired by the 11th Tennessee Calvary (USA), entitled "Report of Deficiency [sic] of Company C 11th Tenn.," dated January 15th, 1865, Cumberland Gap, TN. List includes Calvary jackets and other articles of clothing, blankets, canteens, haversacks, pans, kettles, etc. along with the needed amount of each. En verso is later text relating to the purchase of the "'Millikan Tract' of Land" by John Patterson and dated 1867. 5 11/16" H x 7 11/16" W. 3rd item: List of deserters from Company B, 11th Tennessee Cavalry (USA). List includes 14 names along with rank, day and date of desertion (year is not specified) and place of rendezvous. Entries 9-14 with losses and missing info. Rendezvous locations include Morgan (spelled Mortgan) County, Monroe County, and Blount (spelled Blunt) County. Illegible writing in a different hand en verso includes the date April 16, 1869. 6 1/2" H x 7 1/4" W. 4th item: Civil War draft letter commanding James Meag of Grainger County, Tennessee, who enrolled on October 4th, 1862, to report to the Camp of Instruction at Knoxville by order of Levi Campbell, Enrolling Officer (CSA). 3 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W. 5th item: Civil War letter from Thomas McDermott to the Commanding Officer of the 11th Tennessee Calvary (USA), written on stationary embossed "Congress / AP CO," with an embossed image of the U.S. Capitol building. The letter is addressed to the Headquarters of the 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps at Cumberland Gap and dated August 29, 1864. The letter reads: "You will make the regular detail for the officer of the day for tomorrow." It is signed by McDermott and ordered by command of Colonel William Y. Dillard. Addressed en verso to "Commanding Officer" with later, illegible text relating to a payment of $36.05 and dated April 1, 1867. 8 1/2" H x 7 3/4" W. 6th item: Civil War letter from A. McMillan to the Commanding Officer of the 11th Tennessee Calvary (USA). The letter is addressed to the Headquarters of the 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps at Cumberland Gap and dated September 22, 1864. The letter reads: "You will have your command - mounted and foot- in readiness to march promptly at ten o'clock A.M. tomorrow morning, Sept. 23, with five days rations in haversacks, in light-marching order, with sixty rounds of ammunition to each man." It is signed by McMillan and ordered by command of Colonel William Y. Dillard. Addressed en verso to "Commanding Officer / 11th Tennessee Cavalry" with text reading: "Col W. Y. Dillard / Sept. 23rd '64 / Ordering the command to be ready to moove [sic] at 4 o'clock AM." With illegible text relating to the sale of land including the date June 3, 1867. 6" H x 7 13/16" W. 7th item: Civil War letter from A. McMillan to the Commanding Officer of the 11th Tennessee Calvary (USA). The letter is addressed to the Headquarters of the 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps at Cumberland Gap and dated February 13th, 1865. The letter reads: "Have the officer who went down the valley after cattle report to these headquarters immediately." It is signed by McMillan and ordered by command of William C. Bartlett. Addressed en verso to the Commanding Officer of the 11th Tennessee Calvary. 9 3/4" H x 7 7/8" W.
1st- 2nd items: Very good condition, with creases and scattered, negligible staining. 3rd item: With creases, toning, scattered staining, and a 1/8" tear without loss to center of sheet. Lower edge has been torn away, with some information relating to the 9th-14th deserters missing. 4th item: Toning and creasing, with tears and losses to edges. Has been stabilized with tape applied en verso. 5th item: With creases, scattered staining, and missing lower edge. 6th item: With creasing, missing upper corner, and missing lower edge. 7th item: With creasing, some including tears, and losses to edges.
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