The diary of William Stringfield, native of Strawberry Plains in Jefferson County who enlisted as a private in the Confederate Army and mustered out as an officer, is available in text form on-line. It contains notes and additional transcriptions as … Continue reading
Author John Draper has compiled a list of links to information about Civil War-era Hawkins County and the surrounding region. These are resources he’s found useful in researching his historical fiction works. The Postmaster Books Links [Please note neither the … Continue reading
Battle of Bean’s Station Other Names: None Location: Grainger County Campaign: Knoxville Campaign (1863) Date(s): December 14, 1863 … Continue reading
Harrison Collins (March 10, 1836 – December 25, 1890) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.
Gaines Lawson (September 4, 1840 – September 12, 1906) was a soldier in the Union Army and a Medal of Honor recipient for his actions in the American Civil War. … Continue reading
This excellent resource is maintained by Middle Tennessee State University. Click here to read more. … Continue reading
In 1998, Jackie Robinson created an on-line index to the microfilm records available at the H. B. Stamps Library’s Genealogy Room in Rogersville, TN.
The Civil War and its long aftermath were often hard times for Hawkins County citizens. This account of one family’s futile claim for reimbursement for property taken by Union soldiers gives a glimpse of the era. Excerpts from the official … Continue reading
State of Tennessee, Hawkins County, August 27th, 1832. This day personally appeared Nathaniel Bassett before me Willy B. Kyle one of the acting justices of the pease for Hawkins County in the State of Tennessee and after being duly sworn…makes … Continue reading
State of Tennessee } Hawkins County } Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions [May Term, 1834] On this 27th day of May personally appeared before the Justices of the Court of Pleas and quarter session now sitting, Samuel Marion, a … Continue reading