Thomas M. Coleman letter
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.
- 1864 July 29
- Coleman, E. (Person)
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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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
Thomas M. Coleman served in the 6th Missouri Veteran Volunteer Infantry. Additional biographical information about Thomas M. Coleman has not been determined.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Existence and Location of Copies
A footnoted transcription of the letter is included in this collection.
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.
This collection was re-processed in 2012.
- Thomas M. Coleman letter to his sister
- Paul Crater
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- Finding Aid Prepared According To Dacs
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- Finding aid is written in English.