Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Tennessee is looking for Civil War Heritage for 150th Anniversary

This post was prompted by the Tennessee State Library and Archives, which is currently seeking stories, photos and memorabilia from the Civil War. "Digital copies of these items, representing the rich Civil War heritage of Tennessee families, will become part of a virtual exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the war in Tennessee."
Source: TSLA, Bond from the East Tenneessee & Virginia Railroad Company
The image above is from the selection of material from Hamblen County, Tennessee, showing part of a $500 bond from the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad Company. My 3rd-great-grandfather Joseph Thomas Jones worked for the railroad after the Civil War. 

I have a personal hope that this effort will result in the scanning of documents related to my Tennessee ancestors. If you have Civil War items related to Tennessee, please contact the TSLA about digitizing this heritage.

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