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George T. Willson letter

Collection number: ahc.MSS636f

Scope and Content

This collection contains a letter from George T. Willson to his sister. The letter discusses the weather in Atlanta; his work escorting citizens out of Atlanta, per General Sherman's removal order; and Lincoln's chances of being re-elected president and Confederate soldiers' thoughts on the election. He also discussed Colonel Ketcham's leadership abilities and reputation in the regiment.


  • 1864 September 29


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

George T. Willson was a corporal in Company A of the 150th New York Infantry Regiment which served in the Atlanta Campaign as part of the 1st Division, 20th Corps, Army of the Cumberland. Colonel John H. Ketcham led the regiment. Additional biographical information about George T. Willson has not been determined.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition


Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2018.
George T. Willson letter
Paul Crater
June 2015
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305