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Guide to the Samuel McMahan Treason Indictment and Summonses MSS.1953

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

2007

Creation:

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Language Usage:

English

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Describing Archives: A Content Standard

December 2009
Collection Title:

Samuel McMahan Treason Indictment and Summonses

Unit ID:

MSS.1953

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.1 Linear feet (1 treason indictment, 13 summonses)

Dates:

1865 - 1868

Abstract:

Consists of one indictment of treason issued by the State of Tennessee Circuit Court for Samuel M. McMahan and 13 summonses for McMahan that were sent to the Sherriff of Sevier County, Tennessee, between the years of 1865 and 1868.

Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of one indictment of treason issued by the State of Tennessee Circuit Court for Samuel M. McMahan and 13 summonses for McMahan that were sent to the Sherriff of Sevier County, Tennessee, between the years of 1865 and 1868.

The indictment states that McMahan did "enlist in the army of the so-called Confederate States of America-and carrying on the said and open public war, insurrection and rebellion so traitorously commenced."

The summonses were sent to the Sherriff of Sevier County, Tennessee, requesting that Samuel McMahan be brought before the Judge of the Circuit Court. On the back of each summons the Sherriff's office writes that a search has been made and the defendant was not found in his county.

Processing Information:

Processed by

Faith White and Donnelly Lancaster Walton, 2007

Preferred Citation:

Samuel McMahan Treason Indictment and Summonses, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

gift of Wade Hall, 2004

Biographical/Historical note

During the Reconstruction era, former Confederate leaders were often charged with treason. According to the indictment, Samuel McMahandid "enlist in the army of the so-called Confederate States of America-and carrying on the said and open public war, insurrection and rebellion so traitorously commenced." And although the sheriff of Sevier County, Tennessee received the 13 summons, requesting that Samuel McMahan be brought before the Judge of the Circuit Court, on the back of each is a note stating that a search was made and the defendant was not found in that county.

Indictment for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Tennessee, March, 1865 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, March 1865 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, March 1865 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, July 1865 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, July 1865 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, November 1865 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, March 1866 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, July 1866 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, November 1866 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, March 1867 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, July 1867 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, November 1867 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, March 1868 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, July 1868 Box SC0001 Folder 1953.1

Box sc0001 Folder 1

Indictment for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Tennessee, March, 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22227

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, March 3, 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22228

Summons for Winston Carter, J. M. Thomas, Philip Seaton, and Wesley Emert, Sevier County Sherriff, July 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22229

Summons for Winston Carter, Jerry Thomas, Philip Seaton, and Wesley Emert to testify in a cause depending between the States and Samuel McMahan to the sheriff of Sevier County, July 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22230

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, July 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22231

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, November 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22232

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, March 1866 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22233

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, July 1866 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22234

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, November 1866 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22235

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, March 1867 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22236

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, July 1867 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22237

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, November 1867 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22238

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, March 1868 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22239

Summons for Samuel McMahan, Sevier County Sherriff, July 1868 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/22240