Civil War era archive of eight (8) items, including one (1) ALS letter from Andrew Jackson McDowell Private, 14th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company G, and Private, 43rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company B, Artesia, MS, leather roll up "housewife" carried by William George Taylor Private, 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company 1, Receipt for purchase of hay approved by Brigadier General Nathan Kimball Commander of the First Division, Fourth Army Corps, currency, and box of relics. 1st item: ALS. One page double sided letter from Andrew Jackson McDowel[l] (1843-1896), Private, 14th Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company G, and Private, 43rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company B, Artesia, MS, to Eliza Jane Graham Taylor (1821-1897), Russellville, Tennessee, who had taken the 17 year old boy soldier into her home to be nursed back to health, dated November 12, 1861. He writes of his trip back home and recent illness, writing "…I got home safely, after being on the road four days and three nites[sic], the travail did not injure me as much as I expected…I don't believe I would [have] recovered near so soon from that spell of typhoid fever if it had not been for you…" he writes of the recent developments in the war and the Battle of of Belmont, fought on November 7th, 1861, stating "…there are a good many soldiers ordered nearly [every] time they pass. I recon[sic] you have heard of the battle at Columbus, Ky, where the yankees were defeated there were good many killed on both sides…" he ends the letter by asking her to give his regards to her husband Franklin William "Frank" Taylor, Sr. (1810-1886) and her children. Included below is a short note from his mother Mary McDowel[l], thanking Mrs. Taylor for her kindness towards her son. 9 3/4" H x 7 3/4" W. Note: After returning home, Andrew Jackson McDowell enlisted as a private in the 43rd Infantry Regiment, Mississippi Infantry, Company B. The 43rd Infantry Regiment was formed during the summer of 1862 with eleven companies. Some of its members were Kemper and Noxubee Counties. After fighting at Luka and Corinth, the unit was assigned to General L. Hebert's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and was captured at Vicksburg in July, 1863. Exchanged, it went on to serve under Generals J. Adams and Lowry, Army of Tennessee. The 43rd participated in various conflicts throughout the Atlanta Campaign, then saw action in Tennessee and North Carolina. It reported 13 killed, 56 wounded, and 156 missing at Corinth, had 483 effectives in February, 1863, and during the Vicksburg siege lost 25 killed and 33 wounded. In December, 1863, only 1 officer and 36 men were present. On April 26, 1865, it surrendered. The field officers were Colonels Richard Harrison and William H. Moore, and Lieutenant Colonels James O.Banks, Richard W. Leigh, and Columbus Sykes. McDowell survived the war and married Joanna E. Henly on March 1, 1866, and had three children. He was listed as a Depot Agent on the 1870 United States Federal Census. He was buried in the Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, MS in 1896. (source: https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-battle-units-detail.htm?battleUnitCode=CMS0043RI). 2nd item: Leather roll up sewing kit or "housewife" carried by William George Taylor (1844-1922), Private, 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company 1. Comprised of a black leather exterior with one pocket, blue, black, and white fabric lining to interior. Includes a handwritten note with a sewing needle reading "This case was carried by Wm George Taylor while a soldier in Confederate army War of Rebellion 1861_5_used in Prison Camp Chase_Fort Delaware and Pt. Lookout This needle was in case". 11 1/4" H x 2 5/8" W. Note: William George Taylor was born in Russellville, Hamblen County, Tennessee. He enlisted as a private in the 2nd Regiment, Tennessee Cavalry, Company 1. He was captured by Union forces and was imprisoned August 1863-March 1865 at Camp Chase, Ohio and Ft. Delaware as a prisoner of war until he was paroled in March 1865. He returned to service and was with General Joseph Johnston's army when they surrendered at Athens, Georgia. After the war he became a farmer and married Evelyn Burnett on September 2, 1875 in Cocke County, Tennessee. He died on October 22, 1922 and was buried in Emma Jarnagin Cemetery, in Morristown, Hamblen County, Tennessee. 3rd item: Receipt for purchase of hay approved by Brigadier General Nathan Kimball (1822-1898), Commander of the First Division, Fourth Army Corps, to Henry W. Shields (1855-1893), March 29, 1865. The receipt reads "For (5,400) Five Thousand four hundred pounds Hay rec[i]eved and Delivered at Shields Mill Greene County Tennessee and fed to the animals of 1st Div. 4th Army Corps. at Eighty Nine Cents, 89 [cents symbol] per Hundred Pounds_Approved by Nathan Kimball, Brig General, Commanding 1st Divis 4 A.C." Mathematical notations in pencil, back of receipt. 4 1/4" H x 5 1/4" W. 4th item: Knoxville Campaign ALS from J.S. Moffitt of Knoxville TN, to Lieutenant General Maynard, informing Maynard that "…a squad of cavalry are encamping in a grove of timber near the city & destroying the timber which is very valuable…" and requests relief. Response reading "…All Officers & Soldiers are ordered not to molest or destroy the property of J.S. Moffitt without written authority from Gen. Jones" additional signatures on behalf of Jones, presumably Confederate Brigadier General William Edmondson "Grumble" Jones (1824-1864). 9 3/4" H x 7 1/2" W. 5th item: ALS. One page double-sided handwritten letter to Sarah Ann Craig Feamster (1823-1891), Lewisburg, Greenbrier County, West Virginia, from PMB, presumably a relative, Craigsville Craigsville, Augusta County, Virginia, dated September 13, 1863. The letter mostly discusses family matters, however the war is mentioned several times, including a note at the top that reads "Give my respects to Cousin go and tell him I can't risk myself out there yet a while among yankees." The letter also mentions Stonewall Jackson, refers to a man named Robert who "…says if they make him go to the Army he will go home to his mistre[s]s…" and continues to mention the presence of the Yankees, writing "…you never saw as scared a set as they were…when the Yankees got among them Johnson and J. Dickison were full of [refugees] they all left I expect they are running yet don't let yankees see this." 9 3/8" H x 8" W. 6th item: $500 Confederate States of America (CSA) Bond, authorized by Act of Congress CSA of August 19, 1861, issued in Richmond, VA, dated December 31, 1861, serial number 389. Lithographed by Hoyer & Ludwig of Richmond, Virginia. Features an image of a mother and children looking at a safe inscribed "Confederate States Treasury." Signed by Registrar of the Treasury Robert Tyler and Lieutenant Colonel H.D. Capers, remaining six coupons signed by N.L. Ferguson. 11 1/8" H x 14 1/2" W. 7th item: $1 Bank of the State of South Carolina bill, issued in Charleston, SC, dated July 14, 1862. Engraved by Draper Underwood, Bald, and Spencer, New York and Philadelphia. Serial # 38. Plate D. Cashier/President signatures. 3 1/8" H x 6 3/4" W. 8th item: Wooden box containing a collection of Civil War era relics, including four (4) brass buttons, two (2) likely Union, one (1) E.T.U. Cadet with paper label with ink numeral reading "743", and one (1) with "O" and "P" script, several bullet casings, shells, and other assorted items. Box – 1 1/2" H x 8 1/8" W x 5" D. Provenance: Estate of Anne Harrison Taylor & Joseph F. Taylor, Morristown, TN. Note: The box of relics is included on a inventory list created by Joseph Feamster Taylor (1892-1965) of Whitesburg, TN, son of Franklin Walter Taylor (1854-1919), grandson of Franklin William Taylor (1810-1897), great grandson of Lieutenant William Graham (1786-1857, served circa 1807-1815 in the Sixth Regiment in the Tennessee State Militia), as number 35. CONDITION: All items with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, tears, to be expected from age. Letters in overall good, legible condition. 2nd item: Some fraying to edges, wear, cracking, to leather. 4th item: Separations, largest 3", to fold lines. 7th item: 1/2" of burn damage, top left corner. Six coupons remaining. 8th item: All items in relic condition.
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