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Adolph A. Hoehling papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS115

Scope and Content

This collection contains material regarding Adolph A. Hoehling's book Last Train From Atlanta,including reviews, correspondence regarding the publication, and a copy of the book. The book documents how Atlantans reacted to General Sherman's impending occupation of the city before it was evacuated in 1864.


  • 1864, 1956-1960


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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

Adolph A. (A.A.) Hoehling, III (1914-2004) was born to Adolph A. Hoehling (1868-1941), a judge on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia from 1921 to 1923, and Louise C. Hoehling (1882-1968), in Chevy Chase, Maryland. He married Mary Duprey (1914-2004) and they had a son, Adolph A. IV., and three daughters, Barbara, Thea, and Clara. Adolph III worked as a journalist at the Washington Post, the Washington Star, and the Portland Telegram. During World War II he joined the Navy. He later became a non-fiction author and historian, focusing on naval military history. In all, he wrote 26 books, including The Last Voyage of the Lusitania in 1956, Last Train from Atlanta in 1958, and Damn the Torpedoes: Naval Incidents of the Civil War in 1989.


0.209 linear ft. (one half document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged alphabetically according to titles supplied by staff.

Description Control

This collection was reprocessed in 2016.

A. A. Hoehling papers
Andrew Beck
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305