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William N. Mattison Civil War correspondence

Identifier: ahc.MSS680f

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters from William N. Mattison to his wife. The letters describe the hard living conditions of the soldiers, the battle locations of their regiment, and his task of recovering soldiers from hospitals and returning them to the regiments. His regiment moved often. His letters indicate that he was stationed at Camp Hampton Rickean; Camp Wappoo, South Carolina; Marietta, Georgia; Corinth, Mississippi; West Point, Mississippi; Sattillo, Mississippi; near Harrison, Tennessee; Camp Dunlap, Tennessee; near Knoxville, Tennessee; near Rutherford County, Tennessee; and finally near Dalton and Marietta, Georgia. His last letter of record dates 25 June 1864.


  • 1861-1864


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

Administrative/Biographical History

William N. Mattison (1830?-) was a Second Lieutenant in the Confederate Army, Company I, South Carolina 19th Infantry Regiment. He was born in Abbe or Abbeville, South Carolina, and married Nancy Elvira (Latimar) Mattison (1840?-). Nancy Latimar was widowed and living with her parents, Stephen and Ellen Latimar, in Abbeville, South Carolina in 1880. Nancy Elvira Mattison was still alive in 1920 and living in Abbeville, South Carolina with her daughter, C. A. (Mattison) Jamerson (1865?-). Additional biographical information about William Mattison has not been determined.


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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

Collection reprocessed in 2009.
William N. Mattison Civil War correspondence
Paul Crater
December 2011
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Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

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

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Atlanta GA 30305