Archives of Appalachia

A Unit of the Center for Appalachian Studies & Services at East Tennessee State University

Category Archives: Military History

Civil War Claims

In 1873, Congress established the Committee on War Claims. This committee expanded on the former Committee on Revolutionary Claims to include “claims arising from any war in which the United … Continue reading

March 1, 2013 · 4 Comments

Happy Thanksgiving from the Archives!

Take a look at this beautiful Thanksgiving menu from a dinner hosted for the Twentieth Infantry on November 24, 1927. This place-mat is part of the Georgia C. Coffey Family Papers. Georgia … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

This Month in ETSU History

In September 1918, East Tennessee State Normal School (the previous name of ETSU) became one of several institutions that participated in a campus military program known as “Student Army Training … Continue reading

September 10, 2012 · Leave a comment