Honors Program

University Honors

Date of Award


Thesis Professor(s)

Andrew Slap

Thesis Professor Department


Thesis Reader(s)

Melvin Page, Michelle Crumley


The purpose of my thesis research was to transcribe a collection of letters to John H. Crawford about the formation and actions of the Sixtieth Tennessee Infantry (Confederate) in Jonesboro during the Civil War, annotate them, and provide an introduction that details the events and people described in the letters. These letters are important because they describe first-hand the process of formation of this Confederate infantry unit in an area of East Tennessee that predominately supported the Union. The letters themselves can be found in the Archives of Appalachia at East Tennessee State University’s Charles C. Sherrod Library.

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Honors Thesis - Open Access

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