The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


Lupton Library Special Collections to Feature Civil War Exhibit

Chattanooga Civil War documents, a Union soldier’s cap, an officer’s sash and epaulettes will be among the items displayed in a new exhibit in Special Collections of the Lupton Library on the UTC campus. “A Nation Divided: An Exhibit of Civil War Items” will observe the 140th anniversary of the Civil War battle of Chickamauga during Tennessee Archives Week. The exhibit will run from Wednesday, October 15-Friday, October 31.

“Also included in the exhibit will be war time letters from Union General John T. Wilder; General Nathan Bedford Forrest’s Cavalry reunion medals; a copy of the Civil War-era newspaper The Chattanooga Daily Rebel; illustrations of Chattanooga and Tennessee battles and battle sites from magazines and newspapers such as Harper’s Weekly; rare carte de visit photographs of Confederate officers; and facsimiles of Robert E. Lee letters and his surrender document,” according to Steve Cox, Special Collections Librarian.

View the exhibit in room 205 of the Lupton Library from 1p.m.- 5 p.m. weekdays, with special times on Saturday, October 25, 10a.m.-1p.m., Sunday, October 26 from 2p.m.- 4p.m., and Monday, October 27 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.

For more information please call Special Collections Librarian Steve Cox at (423) 425-2186, or visit the Lupton Library online.