Tillman, Samuel Edit


Level of Description


  • 1847 – 1992 (Creation)


  • 1 Boxes (Whole)



  • Abstract

    Alumni/Alumni Affairs/Development; Tillman, Samuel Escue; Materials; 1847-1992; Box 1 [4A-I-7B]! Contents: [Gift of Dwight Smith (1991)] Samuel Escue Tillman Informal Autobiographical Account, with Supplementary Material from Katharine Tillman Martin (1847-1991)[includes his pre-Civil War and Civil War boyhood on the family plantation near Shelbyville, Tennessee, his cadet years at the US. Military Academy, tours of duty in the American West, and his assignment to the US Navy on the observation of the Transit of Venus in Tasmania][Original in the United States Military Academy]

    1. Background information from Dwight Smith (1991); copy of information in the Miami Centennial Alumni Directory (1909); Katharine Tillman Martin, "Background Sketch of General Tillmans Life to Accompany His Informal Recollections"(1957); "The Purpose of These Notes"-includes index of references to Miami University [typescript]

    2. Informal Autobiography Typescript (1847-65) [typescript]

    3. Informal Autobiography Typescript (1865-1911)

    4. Informal Autobiography Copy [pp. 1-50]

    5. Informal Autobiography Copy [pp. 51-100]

    6. Informal Autobiography Copy [pp.101-28]

    7. "The Purpose of These Notes//Informal Autobiography "Fair Copy " [1865-pp. 1-12]

    7a. Sketch by Tillman, "Camp N.W. of Trucpie, Nevada" (October 28, 1876) Articles About Tillman, 1975-1992

    8. Dwight L. Smith. "Cadet Life in the 1860s."Assembly v.34, n.1 (June 1975): 10-11, 35-37.

    9. Dwight L. Smith. "An Antebellum Boyhood: The Schooldays of Samuel E. Tillman." Tennessee Historical Quarterly v.46, n.3 (Fall 1987): 148-56; "An Antebellum Boyhood: Samuel Escue Tillman on a Middle Tennessee Plantation." Tennessee Historical Quarterly v.47, n.1 (Spring 1988): 3-9.

    10. Dwight L. Smith. "An Antebellum Boyhood: Samuel Escue Tillmans Fascination with Corn, Bulls, and Deer." Tennessee Historical Quarterly v.47, n.3 (Fall 1988): 142-52; "Seccession, Armies, and a Federal Spy: Samuel E. Tillmans Account of Seesaw Middle Tennessee." Tennesssee Historical Quarterly v.49, n.2 (Summer 1990): 103-11.

    11. Dwight L. Smith. "The Kansas Frontier, 1869-70: Lt. Samuel Tillmans First Tour of Duty." Kansas History v.12, n.4 (Winter 1989-90): 202-09.

    12. Dwight L. Smith. "Impressment, Occupation, Wars End, and Emancipation: Samuel E. Tillmans Account of Seesaw Tennessee." Tennessee Historical Quarterly v.49, n.3 (Fall 1990): 177-87; "Leaving Home, Former Slaves, and an Ex-President: Samuel E. Tillmans Transition Years, 1865-69." Tennessee Historical Quarterly v.51, n.4 (Winter 1992): 213-22.

    13. Dwight L. Smith. "The Wheeler Survey in Utah, Idaho, and Montana: Samuel E., Tillmans Tour of Duty in 1877." Utah Historical Quarterly v.59, n.2 (Spring 1991): 146-63.

    14. Dwight L. Smith. "The Wheeler Survey in New Mexico and Arizona: Samuel E. Tillmans Tour of Duty in 1873." [Reprint from New Mexico Historical Review (July 1991): 303-25].

  • Conditions Governing Access

    Materials do not circulate and are made available to users in the Miami University Archives.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Materials do circulate and may only be used in the archives.

  • Preferred Citation

    Miami University Libraries. Miami University Archives, Oxford, Ohio

  • Physical Location

    Miami University Archives, King Library, 3rd Floor, Walter Havighurst Special Collections, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio


  • Type
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    1; Materials; 1847-1992; 4A-I-7B