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Civil War era archive relating to the Sawyers family of Corryton, TN. Archive. 1st grouping – Civil War documents relating to Union Lt. Colonel William Sawyers, Tennessee 3rd Infantry Regiment, Company K including a letter dated May 23rd, 1865 to M.C. Hall requesting his oath of allegience to the United States government (Hall refuses in his response). Additional items include two Confederate States receipts (one is blank) with writing on the back stating Sawyers is not indebted to the Confederate States, a 1861 promissory note from Nancy Sawyers to William Sawyers, a 1862 note, and a receipt for a gray draft horse signed by a 1st Lt. 14th Ill Cavalry. Last item – Copper plate negative of William Sawyers, signed verso, 2 1/2" x 3 3/4". 2nd grouping – Medical furlough pass for Confederate private Ganum McBee (Nancy Sawyer's husband), 1st Tennessee Cavalry. Ganum was wounded in the battle of Newtown, VA (November 1864) with a head injury. Ganum's medical furlough pass at Wayside Hospital, Bristol, TN was extended by Confederate physicians several times over the 1864-65 period. Additional item – Handwritten medical home remedies from the 1860s written by Ganum McGee – one titled "The Horse Doctor" and another is a receipt for the "Dropsey". Last item – copper plate negative of Ganum McBee, 2 1/2" x 3 3/4". 3rd grouping – Civil War related archive including a Mexican/Civil War era powder flask (gauge and cap missing) and a total of 10 various Confederate currency notes (most in poor condition). Two of the more unusual notes in very good condition are a pair of one dollar notes from Washington, Tenn. (Rhea County) with a train vignette. CONDITION: 1st grouping – overall very good condition. 2nd grouping – Furlough pass folded with separations at the tear. 3rd grouping – flask with cap and gauge missing, dented. 5 Confederate notes in poor condition with the Dixie note with half the note missing.