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William Jack papers

Identifier: ahc.MSS925

Scope and Content

This collection contains forty-six letters regarding the Civil War. Each accompanied by a typed transcription. Included are a sixteen page letter describing the Battle of Chancellorsville, a hand drawn pencil sketch of camp, and letters regarding the Atlanta Campaign, particularly the Battle of Peachtree Creek.


  • 1862-1865, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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, reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

William Jack was a sergeant with the 20th Connecticut Volunteers, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps. The regiment changed to the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division 20th Army Corps in June of 1864. Jack was from Thompsonville, Connecticut, and the letters he wrote were mailed to his family living there. Additional biographical information about William Jack has not been determined.


0.25 linear ft. (one document case)



System of Arrangement

This collection is arranged chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1997

Related Archival Materials

Transcriptions are included with letters.
William Jack papers
Laura Starratt
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 the Atlanta History Center Repository

130 West Paces Ferry Road
Atlanta GA 30305