Nimrod Porter Papers

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Farmer and sheriff in Maury County, Tenn. Diary and other records of Nimrod Porter. The diary, 1861-1871, records daily life during the Civil War and Reconstruction; weather; farm and business activities; operations of Union and Confederate armies and guerillas in Maury County and vicinity; news of neighbors in the Confederate Army; the federal occupation of Tennessee; behavior of slaves and freedmen; and feelings and comments about events. There are also scattered household and farm notes, receipts, and accounts, 1833-1843 and 1869-1870; and Porter's brief pungent descriptions of his campaigns for sheriff, 1819-1843.
Volume 1: 1836-1843 and 1861-1864

Volume 1: 1836-1843 and 1861-1864

225 pages: 1% indexed, 94% corrected, 2% needs review
Volume 2: 1834-1843 and 1864-1867

Volume 2: 1834-1843 and 1864-1867

261 pages: 0% indexed, 6% corrected, 13% needs review
Volume 3: 1867-1869

Volume 3: 1867-1869

344 pages: 1% indexed, 1% corrected, 1% needs review
Volume 4: 1869-1871

Volume 4: 1869-1871

271 pages: 0% indexed, 1% corrected, 13% needs review
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