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John White Geary letters

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.mss55
Scope and Content These papers consist mainly of photocopies (and some transcriptions) of letters written by John W. Geary to his second wife, Mary Geary, while he served in the Union Army during the Civil War between 1861 and 1865. Some letters predate the war, and others are written by John's son, Edward R. Geary, and sent to his stepmother Mary. The collection also includes an index of correspondence and information on the corps that Geary led.
Dates: 1858-1865, 1977, undated; Majority of material found within 1858 - 1865

Transcription of John Barnett letter

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS20f
Scope and Content This collection is a transcription of a letter written by John Barnett, a soldier in the Wisconsin 25th Infantry to "Brother Tom." The letter was written near Gainesville, Georgia. He describes movements across the Chattahoochee River to Kennesaw Mountain and on to Resaca. Date of transcription is unknown but definitely before 1956.
Dates: 1864 October 26

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Barnett, John 1
Geary, Edward Ratchford, 1845-1863 1
Geary, John White, 1819-1873 1
United States. Army of the Cumberland 1
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 28th (1861-1865) 1