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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Cincinnati, OH to Gen. John Eaton in Washington, D.C.
Author : W. H. Stillwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1869-03-13
Abstract: Discussion of the writer`s attempt to have his son made Local Agent of the Mails and his hope of having the present agent removed because of sympathy with the rebels. Reveals the fear that Hawkins and Fowler will attempt to have the writer removed and asks Eaton to use his influence to prevent this.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001731
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to Horace Andrews in Memphis, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : Horace Andrews
Date Created: 1869-05-10
Abstract: Expresses disappointment in lack of action by the writer`s county convention and his belief that people are equally divided between Senter and Stokes and that his county will vote for Eaton. Declares support of Senter, but expresses disappointment in Senter`s failure to deal firmly with the Ku Klux Klan. Fears that Hall will be chosen as floater candidate unless leaders in Carroll and Henry Counties are warned. Discusses the likelihood of the writer becoming the floater candidate.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence
Contributing Institution: Special Collections, Hoskins Library, University of Tennessee
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001713
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to General John Eaton in West Point, NY
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1869-06-10
Abstract: Stilwell shares his thoughts on the sudden change in the stand of the Republican party which now favors enfranchisement of rebels and the possible results of this.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001710
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Washington, D.C.
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1870-03-15
Abstract: Stilwell talks of the hopeful news from Washington concerning the possibility that reconstruction will be brought to Tennessee. He has sent General Smith information on the Ku Klux Klan which will aid in stamping it out. Stilwell questions the attempt of the Republican State Committee to establish a newspaper with funds "donated" by government employees and wonders why he was not informed of the recent Republican convention in Nashville. He asks Eaton`s help in securing a raise in salary.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001693
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Washington, D.C.
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1870-03-28
Abstract: Stilwell reports a disaster for Republican candidates in Gibson county and the election of rebels to all offices. He wonders about the possibility of aid from the federal government and the passage of a bill which would curb rebel power.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001697
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Nashville, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1869-05
Abstract: Letter is marked "Private." Stilwell suggests that Eaton make strong resolutions at the gubernatorial convention aimed at clarifying Republican principles. Names men who have abandoned party principles for personal gain. The writer will attend the convention as a proxy delegate. Stresses support for Senter but discloses widespread resentment against Senter in the writer`s area because of his failure to punish the Ku Klux Klan. Regrets the fact that the courts do not deal justly with rebels or Negroes. Laments the writer`s petty position as postmaster.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001711
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Nashville, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1868-10-01
Abstract: Explains that the writer filed a claim at the Quartermaster`s Department for the use of his printing press by the Union army and that it has been mistakenly reported as disloyal. Asks Eaton`s help in correcting the error and in securing the payment due.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001747
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Title: W. H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to General John Eaton in Washington, D.C.
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1871-03-09
Abstract: Stilwell has just learned that Congress has decided to pay claims of loyal citizens for war time damages and inquires as to how claims are to be filed. He urges Eaton to use his influence to see that original claims in the State Secretary`s office are honored. Stilwell notes that a commission may be formed to investigate claims and would like to be on this commission. He expresses happiness that Eaton`s labors are receiving recognition.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001730
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to the Editors of the Memphis Post in Memphis, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : Editors, Memphis Post
Date Created: 1868-10-28
Abstract: Encloses a printed circular which suggests that Eaton made a dishonest arrangement with the A.S. Barnes Co., whereby he agreed to recommend their textbooks in return for a $3000 loan for his bankrupt brother. Accuses Eaton of going beyond his legal rights as Superintendent of Public Instruction and forcing a particular line of books upon the schools. Launches into heated criticism of the circular`s authors, pointing out that the publishers of inferior, pro-Southern textbooks are probably behind it.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001753
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Trenton, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Nashville, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1868-06-06
Abstract: Regrets that the writer cannot accept Eaton`s offer to send his son away to school because the boy is needed at the post office. Reflects that his hopes of being appointed to office have faded with changes in political climate. Representative Hawkins pictured as being mistrusted by the people of the seventh district. Asks legal questions concerning specific situations in the shcools of the writer`s area. States that he has been obliged to issue teaching certificates to men who had been Confederate soldiers but believes that they will teach loyalty to the Constitution.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001760
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Title: W.H. Stilwell to Gen. John Eaton
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Date Created: 1868-02-10
Abstract: A letter to General Eaton from W.H. Stilwell of Humboldt, Tennessee describing how the Governor should appoint only those men loyal to the Union rather than allow the former "rebels" to have the right to vote their "Copperhead" party.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001764
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Nashville, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1868-02-10
Abstract: Expresses alarm that Boyle, who has allowed rebels to register in the writer`s county, remains in office as registrar. Claims that Holt was to have replaced Boyle, cites the disunity of their party on this matter and the damage it is doing them. Proposes ways of nullifying the registration and asks that his letter be shown to Governor Brownlow. Makes known his own desire to receive an appointment.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000001095
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Nashville, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1868-04-16
Abstract: Urges Eaton to announce his appointment as county superintendent early or at least send the bond so that he may use school funds to extricate himself from his present embarrassment [the deficiency in post office funds]. Acknowledges difficulty in appointing directors in five unorganized districts which have strong rebel sentiment.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000001109
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Title: Stilwell, W.H. in Humboldt, Tennessee to Eaton, Gen. John in Nashville, Tennessee
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1868-04-26
Abstract: Complains of Hawkins` assigning the post of assessor to his brother and also touches on Brownlow`s nepotism. Assesses the strength of Senter and Stokes, one of whom will be Republican gubernatorial candidate. Laments the fact that Ku Klux Klan members are not prosecuted and fears the results when guardsmen are withdrawn. Lengthy discussion of the choice of a candidate for state legislature in the writer`s area, including thoughts on becoming a candidate himself, Hall`s surprising decision to seek the office, and the current opposition to Roach. Believes Hawkins to be behind an editorial urging that McDowell replace Eaton.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000000759
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Nashville, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1869-01-28
Abstract: Tells of the writer`s hopes of going to Washington in March (probably for Grant`s inauguration). States his belief that the militia should be sent to the writer`s county to restore order among the rebels, pointing out their mistreatment of freedmen. References to the writer`s hoped-for appointment.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001736
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Title: Stilwell, W.H. in Humboldt, Tennessee to Eaton, John
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1870-04-06
Abstract: Stilwell tells of the raids made by the Ku Klux Klan on former unionists and on African-Americans.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000000758
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Nashville, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1868-10-16
Abstract: Stresses that the seizure and destruction of arms for Arkansas is an act of rebellion. Asks if the guilty parties and the Avalanche, the newspaper which incited the rebels to the act, will be allowed to go unpunished. Foresees this as the beginning of a new revolt by Tennessee`s rebels. Expresses the hope that Governor Brownlow will use militia in curbing disorders.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001750
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Nashville, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1868-12-07
Abstract: Discussion of the opposition to the present school system. Thoughts on the schism in the Republican Party in Tennessee, noting several men whom he fears are leaning toward the rebels and another who is loyal. Touches on his hope of being made assessor, a memorial to Hawkins, and the writer`s deep regret at losing the election for State Treasurer.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001743
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Nashville, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Date Created: 1868-01-27
Abstract: Discussion of illegal practices in his county wherby former rebels have been allowed to register to vote. Foresees an increase in the political strength of Confederate sympathizers. Suggests that the governor nullify all registrations since the previous August. Fears that freedmen may be forced to vote the rebel ticket. Refers to extreme corruption in the federal government and points to Fletcher as a trouble maker in their party. Expresses wish for a political office for himself and his belief that when Grant is elected, Eaton can have any office he chooses.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200800000001094
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to General John Eaton in Washington, D.C.
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1869-07-20
Abstract: Stilwell writes that he can no longer support Governor Senter for re-election because of Senter`s stand on registration of all rebels. He accuses Senter of fixing the elections and asks for Eaton`s advice. Letter is marked as "private" at the top.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001517
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Nashville, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1868-10-20
Abstract: On behalf of school teachers and directors, asks Eaton for information as to how much public money they will receive so that they can plan on how much to raise by subscription or taxation. Informs Eaton of a new failure in the writer`s attempt to secure payment for Union use of printing equipment and again asks Eaton`s help in the matter. Gives full account of how the printing press and store were used by two regiments while occupying Humboldt.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001751
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Title: W.H. Stillwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Nashville, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1869-07-23
Abstract: Stilwell writes to tell Eaton that he loaned $1000 of school money to Mitchell who lost it in a business venture. He implores Eaton not to make this information public at the present time. Stilwell describes other personal financial losses through carelessness and thanks Eaton for his offer of help in educating Stilwell`s son. He discusses the current gloomy outlook for Republicans in Tennessee, with news of an increasingly active Ku Klux Klan and the registering of all former rebel soldiers and officers in his county. Stilwell fears the Klan will punish him for his attitude toward Senter.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence
Contributing Institution: Special Collections, Hoskins Library, University of Tennessee
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001705
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Memphis, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Date Created: 1868-01-17
Abstract: Expresses fear that the strength of the rebels is growing in Gibson County. Account of how Rogers, who is sympathetic to the South, was appointed judge. Feels that the governor should rescind all registration in Gibson County. Rebels of the county take the Loyalty Oath to become registered but do not abide by it. Fears that President Johnson`s policies will make void all that has been accomplished under Reconstruction. Hopes that Congress will take proper action to oppose Johnson`s unconstitutional steps.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001774
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Title: W.H. Stillwell in Humboldt, TN to Gen. John Eaton in Nashville, TN
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Date Created: 1868-08-02
Abstract: Long and passionate discussion of the growing lawlessness and power among ex-rebels in Tennessee. Lays responsibility for the situation upon former Confederate commanders who are deceiving the state legislature. Urges that the legislature not be allowed to adjourn until provisions are made for the safety of loyal citizens. Foresees a conflict at the time of the November election when the issues of enfranchising former rebels and use of the state militia will be keenly felt.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Collection: John Eaton Correspondence, 1865-1905
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001769
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Title: W.H. Stilwell in Humboldt, TN to General John Eaton in Washington, D.C.
Author : W. H. Stilwell
Recipient : John Eaton, 1829-1906
Date Created: 1869-07-08
Abstract: Stilwell is dissatisfied with the current Tennessee gubernatorial race. He asks what President Grant`s opinion is. Letter is marked "private" on the first page at the top.
Tennessee State Department of Education Eras:
     Civil War and Reconstruction (1850-1877)
Contributing Institution: University of Tennessee Special Collections Library
URL: http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001516
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