I saw many sides of this post and I use one book but 7 to back up that fact and its called the The Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires.
The effort to record Civil War veterans' experiences, during the conflict and before and after it, started in 1914. Dr. Gus Dyer, Tennessee State Archivist, developed a questionnaire and contacted all known living Tennessee Civil War veterans, asking them to return the questionnaires to Nashville.
In 1920 the project was continued by John Trotwood Moore (pictured at right) of the Tennessee Historical Commission and also State Librarian and Archivist. The 1,650 completed forms were returned by 1922 and were made available for historical research. They are on file in the TSLA and have been microfilmed for security and ease of use.
The responses are rich in detail about pre- and post-war life, as well as military experiences. They include personal and family information; opinions about class and race distinctions; and details of agricultural, business and educational opportunities for the young in nineteenth century Tennessee.
Also since most of the posters on this board are rich, and rumor has it they carry large sums of money at any time, I would like to request these volumes for my birthday. Below is the ISBN number.
The Tennessee Civil War Veterans Questionnaires
Publication Date: June 1983
Publisher: Southern Historical Pr
Dimensions:9.5"H x 6.5"W x 1.5"D; 1.85 lbs.
List Price: $250.00
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