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Newton Cannon Civil War Diary

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  • Noel C. Matthews
    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
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 25, 2003
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      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
      historical markers.

      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
      Tennessee 1835-1839.

      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
      mentioned.

      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
      wonderful reading.

      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.
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