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Archive of approximately ninety-eight (98) items pertaining to CSA Private Joseph M. Meredith, 6th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, formerly Wheeler's 1st Tennessee Cavalry, Company G, including one (1) General Joseph E. Johnston parole document, dated May 3, 1865, and one (1) United Confederate Veterans (UCV) 11th Reunion Nathan Bedford Forrest Badge, Memphis 1901.1st item: Parole document signed by the officers and men who served in General Joseph E. Johnston's Army, dated May 3, 1865, issued from Charlotte, North Carolina. The one page, typed and handwritten document reads "In accordance with the terms of the Military Convention, entered into the twenty-sixth day of April, 1865, between General Joseph E. Johnston, commanding the Confederate army, and Major-General W. T. Sherman, commanding the United States Army in North Carolina, "Jos M. Meredith private Co G…Regt Tenn Cavalry Ashby…, has given his solemn obligation not to take up arms against the Government of the United States until properly released from this obligation, and is permitted to return to his home, not to be disturbed by the United States authorities so long as he observes this obligation and obeys the laws in force where he may reside." Signed by Special Commissioner, U.S. Army, and the soldier's commanding officer, Confederate Army. 4 1/2" H x 8 1/4" W. Note: On April 17, Johnston and Sherman met at the Bennett farm. Negotiations between the two men lasted several days, but on April 26, the Generals agreed on the terms of Johnson's surrender. As part of this agreement, the Union would not take any prisoners, but the men in Johnson's army would sign paroles, agreeing to not take up arms in support of the Confederacy. As long as each soldier abided by the terms outlined in this document, he would be free to return to his home. (source: https://www.ncpedia.org/anchor/parole-signed-officers-and). Note: 6th Cavalry Regiment, formerly Wheeler's 1st Tennessee Cavalry, was organized in May, 1862. It was assigned to F.C. Armstrong's, H.B. Davidson's, Humes', and H.M. Ashby's Brigade. The unit participated in the operations in North Mississippi during the balance of 1862 and in January, 1863, contained 430 officers and men. It went on to fight at Chickamauga, skirmished in Middle Tennessee, then was active in the Atlanta Campaign. Later the regiment saw action in various engagements in North Alabama and Middle Tennesee, moved to South Carolina, and in 1865 joined the Army of Tennessee. After fighting at Averysboro and Bentonville, it was included in the surrender on April 26. The field officers were Colonels Jacob B. Biffle and James T. Wheeler, Lieutenant Colonels W.W. Gordon and James H. Lewis, and Majors Joseph J. Dobbins and William S. Hawkins. (source: https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=CTN0006RC). 2nd-5th items: Group of three (3) UCV 11th Reunion, Memphis, TN, held from May 28-30, 1901 souvenirs, including one (1) Nathan Bedford Forrest scroll-style badge, comprised of a red silk ribbon hanger with a celluloid drop depicting a portrait of Forrest inside a laurel wreath with three different flying Confederate flags below, surrounded by text; one (1) mess hall menu; and one (1) sheet of nine (9) tickets for the mess hall. Also includes one (1) copy of an article from the Columbia Herald describing a joint reunion between the 1st TN Cavalry and the 9th Battalion. 6th-97th items: Approximately ninety-two (92) letters, receipts, promissory notes, publications, and other documents, including one (1) handwritten list of members of the 6th Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, one (1) handwritten list of members of the Family Record of Thomas Meredith and one (1) reproduction photograph of members of the Meredith family, and two (2) Tennessee Public Schools Primary Grade Teacher's certificates, dated circa October 8, 1841 to August 13, 1902. Documents housed in plastic sleeves, including some in older plastic sleeves with adhesive backing, in a white, three-ring binder. 98th item: Doll in the form of a young girl, having a painted ceramic head, arms, and lower legs and wearing a floral fabric dress. Circa 1875. 13" L. Provenance: all items descended together in a Nashville, Tennessee family to current consignor. Condition: All items in overall good condition with toning, tears, foxing spots, and general handling wear to be expect from age and manner of use. 1st item: Area of acid burn from 5/8" x 4 3/4" area of old tape repair across center of document, en verso, slightly obscuring handwritten text. Tears, largest 2", to fold lines. Housed in an older plastic sleeve with adhesive backing. 2nd-5th items: Forrest badge with light surface grime fraying to ribbon, otherwise overall very good condition. 98th item: Doll with wear, missing hand; some fading and small losses to original dress.