Monday, October 13, 2014

10.13.2014 Tennessee Civil War Notes

               13, Soldiers Aid Society's work

At Work.—We are gratified to learn that the ladies of the Soldiers Aid Society of our city are actively engaged in providing many winter garments for the volunteers. They have now on hand a large quantity of flannel and other materials, which they intend to manufacture into shirts and drawers, and we understand they need assistance to accomplish the work at as early a day as may be necessary. In this labor of love, we believe our ladies will gladly participate as soon as the announcement that help is needed is made public. The same association also ask contribution of clothing—new or half-worn—or material to make up, socks, blankets, shoes, provisions, etc. Donations should be sent to the Adams' Block, or to the rooms of any of the Ward Sewing Societies.

Memphis Daily Appeal, October 13, 1861.

               13, Confederate forces ordered to Johnson and Carter counties to disperse Unionists

HDQRS. DEPARTMENT OF EAST TENNESSEE, Knoxville, Tenn., October 13, 1862.

Lieut. Col. [GEORGE N.] FOLK, Cmdg. Seventh North Carolina Volunteers:

You will proceed with four companies of your command to the counties of Johnson and Carter and break up and disperse an organization of tories from North Carolina and such other hostile bands as you may find. The prisoners taken from the North Carolina band will be sent to the provost-marshal at Salisbury, N. C., and the Tennessee prisoners to this place. Private property will be strictly respected and all lawless acts of violence repressed with the utmost vigilance and discipline. A full report will be made to these headquarters.

Your obedient servant,

CHAS. S. STRINGFELLOW, Assistant Adjutant-Gen.

OR, Ser. I, Vol. 16, pt. II, p. 940.

               13, 1863 - Confederate depredations in Cleveland

….The mails have commenced coming. The soldiers are dealing very badly, taking corn, leaving down fences, stealing horses, chickens, hogs and everything else they see. We turned off several that wanted dinner….Mother commenced putting corn in the little front room this eve….[sic]

Diary of Myra Adelaide Inman.

               13, Scout and skirmish on Horn Lake Road, near Memphis


Capt. S. L. WOODWARD, A. A. G., Cav. Corps, Dist. of West Tennessee, Memphis, Tenn.:

SIR: The scout I sent out to-day in pursuit of the rebels who captured some of our patrols [and which] left here about 10 a. m., under charge of Lieut. Givens, Second New Jersey Cavalry, about eighty men strong, have [sic] just returned. They went out on the Horn Lake road about twenty miles, on a trot, but could not overtake them. They found out that our patrol of the men was attacked about six miles from the picket-post by about twenty rebels, where they had a skirmish, as the citizens heard some firing, and found one dead horse, but could not find any of our men. The citizens also reported that they saw one of our men walking with the rebels as a prisoner.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,


OR, Ser. I, Vol. 39, pt. III, p. 266.


James B. Jones, Jr.

Public Historian

Tennessee Historical Commission

2941 Lebanon Road

Nashville, TN  37214

(615)-770-1090 ext. 123456

(615)-532-1549  FAX


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