Monday, August 8, 2011

August 8 - Tennessee Civil War Notes

8, The Confederate Tennessee Military and Financial Board appeals for homespun clothing for the Volunteer State's soldiers
Military and Financial Board, Nashville, Tenn., Aug. 8th 1861
The Military and Financial Board of this State, impressed with the necessity of preparing to protect the patriotic volunteers now in the service from the rigors of the approaching winter, appeals to the wives, mothers, and daughters of Tennessee to manufacture woolen good and stockings for those who are defending their homes and protecting them from the horrors of armed occupation of our soil.
It is suggested that each lady in Tennessee shall prepare goods for o­ne suit of clothing and knit two pairs of stocking. If this shall be done, every soldier will be amply clothed and provided against the sufferings of a winter's campaign.
Shall this appeal be made in vain[?] It is by undivided exertion alone, that our wants can be supplied.
Neil S. Brown
W. G. Harding
Jas. E. Bailey
Clarksville Chronicle, August 16, 1861.


8, Wilson county residents take the oath of allegiance to the United States of America
On Saturday last, there was a considerable "flutteration" at Gallatin, caused by the arrival of a tremendous delegation of adult males from the county of Wilson. They "dropped in" to get iron clad - General Payne took them in hand, and sent them home wiser and several degrees more loyal than they ever were. As we were told, the sight was strangely novel, and well worth seeing - the number embracing nearly half the county of Cedar Sprgs., and consisting of many rare typed of the genus homo.
Nashville Daily Press, August 10, 1863.


8, "Almost a Riot"
Quite a disturbance occurred at the depot of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad about dusk yesterday evening, brought about by a regiment of Illinois soldiers, on their way home, who, without provocation, assaulted and knocked down every negro who showed his face in the neighborhood. One negro, we learn, was shot in the melee. Some of the men of the regiment were very boisterous, and it was with considerable trouble that they were quieted.
Nashville Daily Press, August 9, 1864


8, "Arrest of Rebel Soldiers in Memphis."
Yesterday two men who were riding along main street were recognized by some of our officers as having been among Chalmers' partisan rangers. Captain Blackburn, of the 9th Ill. cavalry, kept his eyes upon the movements of the young men no exactly fancying the proceedings of the fellow, especially as one of them was mounted on a U.S. horse. The captain then proceeded to arrest them. They were recognized by Lieut. Marshall as being a portion of a band which had captured him not long since. The lieutenant also recognized the horse which one of the men was riding as being his own. Of course they have been placed in a position where they can do little harm to Union soldiers for some time; Their names are respectively, C. S. Davis, and Wm. Dumont. We presume they came here for bad purposes, and have succeeded so far as to obtain lodging gratis from Uncle Sam at his hotel known as the "Irving."
Memphis Bulletin, August 8, 1863.

8, "Family Difficulties."
Mrs. Lanigan and Mrs. Callaghan are near neighbors on a certain street, in a certain portion of the city. Well, Mrs. Lanigan and Mrs. Callagahan don't get along just as good neighbors should, and are consequently not the most pleasant people to each other. Scarcely a day passes by they get into a neighborly quarrel. Why, as late as yesterday, they manage to raise a slight tempest about a clothes line. Mrs. Lanigan was so much incensed that she caught the line in her own strong hands, and broke it into several short lines, esteeming the other too long. Mrs. Callagahan, of course, felt incensed, and resented the outrage on her rights by pouring out a perfect tempest of wordy wrath. Kind husbands of course, would interfere for their respective spouse, so that events were thickening around that locality to such an extent that the people began to think that war, unrelenting civil war, was inevitable. Diplomacy, however, succeeded in procuring an armistice, during the existence of which, the surrounding neutral powers interfered for the preservation of the peace of the domestic circles which seemed to be so seriously threatened by the tempest cloud of domestic trouble. Just to think of it, and all about a piece of cord. We left the scene of action, thinking of ten dollars and -- no matter what.
Memphis Bulletin, August 8, 1863.

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