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Scope and Content This collection contains a letter from George T. Willson to his sister. The letter discusses the weather in Atlanta; his work escorting citizens out of Atlanta, per General Sherman's removal order; and Lincoln's chances of being re-elected president and Confederate soldiers' thoughts on the election. He also discussed Colonel Ketcham's leadership abilities and reputation in the regiment.
Dates: 1864 September 29
Scope and Content The collection consists of letter correspondence among friends, James Neuman and Hiram and Elizabeth A. Tripp. The letters indicate that Hiram Tripp was holding money for Neuman for safekeeping and would purchase tobacco and other supplies regularly to send to Neuman. The letters from Neuman describe the daily life of soldiers, his involvement in the battles leading up to the fall of Atlanta, and his desires and quests for finding tobacco. One letter, dated 21 August 1864, explains how he...