Collection Number: 01606-z

Collection Title: John Coffee Order Books, 1812-1815.

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This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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Size 2 items
Abstract The collection contains two military order books for a Tennessee militia regiment and a brigade under the command of John Coffee (1772-1833) during the War of 1812 and the American war on the Creek Nation known as the Creek War (1813-1814) or Red Stick War. The order books are dated November 1812 to April 1813 and September 1814 to March 1815.
Creator Coffee, John, 1772-1833.
Curatorial Unit University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Coffee Order Books, #1606-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy available.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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John Coffee (1772-1833), white merchant, land agent, surveyor, and speculator of Tennessee and Alabama, commanded Tennessee militia troops during the American war on the Creek Nation known as the Creek War or Red Stick War and during the War of 1812.

For more information about the history of the Creek War and the Indigenous people of the Creek Nation, see the website for the Poarch Creek Indians of Alabama.

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The collection contains two military order books for a Tennessee state militia regiment and a brigade under the command of John Coffee (1772-1833) during the War of 1812 and the American war on the Creek Nation known as the Creek War (1813-1814) or Red Stick War. The order books are dated November 1812 to April 1813 and September 1814 to March 1815.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, February 2011

Updated by: Laura Hart, July 2021

This collection was processed with support from the sponsorship of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Office of Preservation, Washington, D.C., 1990-1993.

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