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21 February 1864: “In general the condition of affairs in East Tennessee was so much improved as to produce a decided feeling of confidence.”

Item: “Report of Major General J. G. Foster of Operations in East Tennessee” in Supplemental Report of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, in two volumes. Supplemental to Senate report no. 142, 38th Congress, 2d session . … Continue reading

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24 January 1864: “It was a lovely day.”

Item Description: Diary entry, 24 January 1864. Brief entry describing a visit to church and a sick neighbor. Myra Inman was born in Cleveland, Tenn. in 1845 and lived in eastern Tennessee; her diary goes from 1860-1866. In 1876 she married … Continue reading

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16 January 1864: “… the greatest loss being from hand grenades.”

Item description: Letter, dated 16 January 1864, from Brigadier General Goode Bryan to General Lafayette McLaws.  In this letter, Bryan delivers his opinion to McLaws that the Confederate defeat at Fort Sanders (referred to here as Fort London) was not … Continue reading

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23 January 1862: “… and after a desperate battle, which lasted from 6 in the morning until about 2 p.m. our forces gave way”

Item description: Letter, 23 January 1862, from Jeremy Francis Gilmer, a Major of Engineers in the Confederate States of America Army, to his wife Louisa “Loulie” Fredericka Alexander Gilmer. Gilmer wrote of the Battle of Mill Springs, 19 January 1862, in … Continue reading

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