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Thomas M. Coleman letter

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS655f

Scope and Content

This collection is comprised of one letter written by Coleman to his sister, possibly named Lizzie Coleman, on July 29, 1864, written from a “camp south of Atlanta.” Coleman provides a firsthand account of the Atlanta Campaign describing the charge and repulsion of the "rebels," the reclaiming of lost artillery pieces, and capture of Confederate soldiers. Below Thomas M. Coleman's signature in the same handwriting is "E. Coleman," whose identity has not been determined. A post script stating that "Mark is all right" potentially refers to a Mark Anthony.

Dates

  • 1864 July 29

Creator

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Thomas M. Coleman served in the 6th Missouri Veteran Volunteer Infantry. Additional biographical information about Thomas M. Coleman has not been determined.

Extent

1 item(s)

Language

English

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1998

Existence and Location of Copies

A footnoted transcription of the letter is included in this collection.

General

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.
Title
Thomas M. Coleman letter to his sister
Author
Paul Crater
Description rules
Finding Aid Prepared According To Dacs
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

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

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