Newton Cannon Civil War Diary
- The Williamson County Historical Society has received copies of a Civil
War Diary that may be of interest to many of you. They are going to
sell them for $5.00 plus $1.50 postage. The diary is well worth the
price. Money from the sale of the diaries will go for purchasing
The diary is titled: "The Reminiscences of Newton Cannon - First
Sergeant, 11th Tennessee Cavalry, C. S. A." It is 84 pages long, was
originally published in 1963, and reprinted in 1993.
Newton Cannon's graddfather (Newton Cannon) was the Governor of
War Period covered: 1862 - 1865, as well as post war period
Some of the topics covered include:
Formation of Partisan Rangers in Williamson County
Riding with Joseph Wheeler and Nathan Bedford Forrest,
Longstreet, Jo Johnson, Hood.
Battles of Murfreesboro, Fort Donelson, Thompson's Station, Chickamauga,
Knoxville, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Franklin and Nashville among others are
Scouting adventures in Middle Tennessee.
The diary is not a day-by-day account but was compiled from the 77 page
Civil War Veteran questionnaire that Newton completed in 1922. Lots of
If you are interested in obtaining a copy contact Rick Warwick at the
Williamson County Historical Society, PO Box 71, Franklin, TN 37065 or
contact Rick via e-mail at rwarwick@...
This diary would be a great value at twice the price. Cost of the
Newton Cannon Civil War Diary is $5.00 plus $1.50 postage.