Weakley County was created in 1823 from the Western District and was named in honor of Col. Robert Weakley, a prominent pioneer of Middle Tennessee, a member of Tennessee’s first Legislature and Speaker of the State Senate in 1823. This volume contains a number of items collected by the W. P. A. workers in the late 1930s and were compiled into one volume. There is James C. Harrell’s Civil War Diary, History of Weakley County, some cemetery records and the muster rolls of the 2nd Regiment of the Tennessee Cavalry Company H and I.
From James C. Harrell’s Civil War Diary - “Sunday, June 26  - The spell is broken this morning by the rattle of small arms and the booming of an occasional shot from artillery at the picket post. Also upon Gen’l Ross We were ordered out in line at 2 PM - taking a very good position The Feds’ charge up within three hundred yards of our lines when we open fire upon them with artillery and musketry driving them back handsomely. May God speek the end of the bloody affair This day closes after a little fight on the left We had one man wounded in the 28th Miss Reg”
1996, paper, 106 pp.