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William R. Scaife research correspondence

Identifier: ahc.MSS741f

Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence and Civil War research materials used by William R. Scaife. Correspondence is between Scaife and Jim Cripe of Illinois. Materials focus primarily on Colonel Daniel Cameron, a Union Brevet Brigadier General, and the infantry he oversaw, the 65th Illinois Regiment (also known as the "Scotch Regiment.")


  • 1930-1992, undated


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

William R. Scaife (1927- ) was born in Thomasville, Georgia, to parents Allie Bradford Scaife (1895-1956) and Majorie Humbor Scaife (1896-?). Scaife is the author of several books on the American Civil War, most of them pertaining specifically to the Atlanta Campaign and the Civil War in Georgia. Selected titles include: The Chattahoochee River Line (1992), War in Georgia: A Study of Military Command and Strategy (1994), Joe Brown's Pets: The Georgia Militia, 1861-1865 (2004), and The Campaign for Atlanta (1993). Additional biographical information has not been determined.


1 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2001

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.
William R. Scaife research correspondence
Kelley Warrington
February 2017
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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

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Atlanta GA 30305