The Resource John Kennedy Street papers

John Kennedy Street papers

Label
John Kennedy Street papers, 1858-1899
Title
John Kennedy Street papers
Inclusive dates
1858-1899
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chiefly letters from John Kennedy Street to his wife, Melinda Pace Street (1839-1899), describing marches, camp life, picket duty, sickness, hospitals, bushwhackers, religious revivals, and the formation of a Young Men's Christian Association in his brigade. He also wrote of his battlefield experiences at Shiloh, Perryville, and Murfreesboro, and of the fall of Vicksburg and skirmishing around Jackson, Miss., that took place at the same time. Street commented generally on the war and on southern independence and mentioned family members whom he visited during the course of his military service. There are two letters written by his daughter, Elizabeth Kennedy Street Wallace. Also included is a diary Street kept recounting his time spent in federal prisons at Vicksburg and Memphis; newspaper clippings; an 1862 photograph of Street; a contemporary hand-drawn map of the siege of Vicksburg; a poem, a calling card, and an invitation to a wedding anniversary celebration
Additional physical form
Microfilm copy available.
Biographical or historical data
John Kennedy Street (1837-1914), originally of Giles County, Tenn., was a private in the 9th Texas Infantry, July 1861-November 1863, then a chaplain with the 14th Texas Cavalry. He fought in campaigns in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Kentucky.
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1837-1914
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Street, John Kennedy
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  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Confederate States of America
  • Diaries (Blank-books)
  • Mississippi
  • Murfreesboro (Tenn.)
  • Revivals
  • Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Street, John Kennedy
  • Street, Melinda Pace
  • Tennessee
  • United States
  • United States
  • Vicksburg (Miss.)
  • Vicksburg (Miss.)
  • Wallace, Elizabeth Kennedy Street
Label
John Kennedy Street papers
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Publication
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In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#4180)
Extent
  • 1 online resource (124
  • (0.5 linear ft.))
Immediate source of acquisition
Received
Specific material designation
remote
Type of unit
items
Label
John Kennedy Street papers
Link
Publication
Note
In the Southern Historical Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (#4180)
Extent
  • 1 online resource (124
  • (0.5 linear ft.))
Immediate source of acquisition
Received
Specific material designation
remote
Type of unit
items

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