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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 73 Collections and/or Records:

3rd Regiment of Georgia Volunteer Infantry history

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS438f
Scope and Content This collection contains a photocopy of a handwritten document "Condensed History of the Campaigns of the 3rd Regiment of Georgia Volunteer Infantry," by Charles H. Andrews.
Dates: approximately 1885

Abbie M. Brooks diaries and church invitation

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Identifier: ahc.MSS39f
Scope and Content This collection contains two diaries of Abigail M. Brooks, which date from 1865 and 1870 along with typed transcriptions of both. In addition, there is an invitation to attend church which dates from 1858. In the 1865 diary, Brooks describes life in rural Tennessee, near Nashville, where she teaches in a one room school house. Later in the year, Abigail moves to Edgefield, Tennessee, also near Nashville, and starts her own school. She describes life in Edgefield, trials with her students, the...
Dates: 1858-1870

Alfred Rolf letters

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Identifier: ahc.MSS684f
Scope and Content The collection contains twenty-three letters written by Corporal Alfred Rolf to his parents and brother in Quebec. Between June and September 1864, Rolf traveled through northwestern Georgia, writing from Lost Mountain, Marietta and at a location described as “Chavotia River.” He wrote that he was wounded during fighting on July 28, 1864, was captured and escaped. In April 1865, he wrote from Raleigh, North Carolina and mentioned the surrender of General Robert E. Lee to General Ulysses S....
Dates: 1864-1867

Alonzo Miller Civil War papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS237f
Scope and Contents of the Records The collection consists of typed transcripts of Private Miller’s daily diary and letters to his family during his time as a soldier. The letters and diary chronicles the 12th regiment’s march from Wisconsin through Tennessee and Alabama and into Georgia. His papers provide detailed descriptions of the towns and countryside through which he travelled and include observations on the daily activities of soldiers, such as training and foraging, as well as comments on the weather and the general...
Dates: 1864 - 1865

Antebellum and Civil War Collection

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS645
Scope and Contents of the Records This is a collection of documents, most of which chronicle the history of the American Civil War, particularly the Atlanta Campaign. In addition, there are several documents which reflect the history of the Antebellum South, including African American slavery. The collection includes letters, diaries, special orders, pardons, requisitions, poems, pamphlets, newspapers, personal narratives, biographies, circulars, broadsides, muster rolls, currency, bibles, research papers, and other private...
Dates: 1832-1935, undated

Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum records

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Identifier: ahc.MSS1103
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, newspapers, reports, and documents pertaining to the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum, the history of the Atlanta Campaign of 1864, and the history of the Battle of Atlanta painting. Documents contained within this collection pertain to the maintenance and restoration of the painting as well as operation of the museum. These materials include correspondence between museum executives and conservators, office memos, research, narration scripts, and...
Dates: 1847-2013, undated; Majority of material found within 1963 - 2013

Barkley & King family Civil War correspondence

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Identifier: ahc.MSS681f
Scope and Content The letters from Martin Barkley and George R. Barkley to their family members at the beginning of the war describe the hard living conditions, the health and wellbeing of the soldiers. Towards the end of the war the letters describe the demoralized attitudes of the soldiers, the regular occurrence of soldiers deserting their duties, and the significant loss of life. The letter from Edward King to his aunt, Elizabeth Barkley describes the hardships towards the end of the war.
Dates: 1862-1864

Bomar-Killian family papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS760
Scope and Content These papers consist of correspondence, legal documents, and scrapbooks.
Dates: 1837-1926, undated

Bomar-Killian family photographs

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Identifier: ahc.VIS287
Scope and Content This collection contains images of members of the Bomar and Killian family and their close friends. It also contains images of Atlanta street scenes from the early 19th and mid 20th centuries.
Dates: 1846-1921, undated

Bruce Elmore letter

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Identifier: ahc.MSS673f
Scope and Content This collection consists of a letter written by Bruce Elmore on July 29, 1864, near Atlanta, Georgia, to his wife, Libbie. The letter provides a firsthand description of the Atlanta Campaign, describing sharpshooter fire, changes in Union leadership after the death of General James McPherson, and an attack involving the 15th, 16th, and 17th Corps. He also thanks his wife for the cigars she sent, asks about the farm, and expresses the hope that he will soon send money home.
Dates: 1864 July 29

Captain Evan P. Howell Civil War Letters

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Identifier: ahc.MSS169f
Scope and Content This collection contains transcriptions and photostats of two Civil War letters written in Atlanta, Georgia by Captain Evan P. Howell to his wife. The first letter, written on July 28, 1864, states that there is light fighting during the day and Yankee attacks on the city each night. He also informs her that one of his grandfather’s slaves has joined him and is now taking care of him. The next letter, written on August 4, 1864, discusses the heavy fire he is experiencing, his health, and the...
Dates: 1864

Carrie Berry papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS29f
Scope and Content This collection contains four items including an original diary kept by Carrie Berry from 1864-1866; an original diary kept by her from 1868-1874; a friendship book published in 1870, which is titled Mental Photographs an Album for Confessions or Tastes, Habits, and Convictions; and a letter written to Carrie Berry and Blanche Hardin from Clement A. Evans dated 2 February 1872, which was written while Carrie was a student at the North Georgia Female Academy. In the diary kept from 1864-1866,...
Dates: 1864-1874; 1897

Cecil A. Alexander papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS24
Scope and Content These papers consist of some personal and business papers of Cecil A. Alexander, 1907-1918, consisting of correspondence, purchase and tax notes, pamphlets, and others. Additionally, there is a memoir written by Rebecca Ella Solomons Alexander, 1854-1935.
Dates: 1854-1935

Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. Civil War letters

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Identifier: ahc.MSS723f
Scope and Content This collection consists of six letters written by Charles R. Pomeroy, Jr. to his family while serving in Company A, 33rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Atlanta Campaign of the Civil War. Five are addressed to his sister and one to his father. The letters describe conditions faced by Union soldiers during the campaign including the lack of adequate shelter from the weather; the difficulties they experience while trying to flank Confederate forces; the exhaustion brought on by almost...
Dates: 1864, undated

Cornelius Hanleiter Papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS109
Scope and Content The collection includes five bound volumes of Cornelius Hanleiter’s war diary from 1861 – 1865, along with correspondence, including a letter from Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens. The collection also contains sketches of Hanleiter’s outpost in Savannah, and other documents relating to his service in the Army of the Confederacy. Also included are newspaper clippings pertaining to the careers of C.R. Hanleiter, Lemuel P. Grant, Colonel Tom Harvard, Anton L. Kontz, and Jonathan...
Dates: 1825-1944, undated, (bulk 1861-1865)

Crumley and Berry family papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS76
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, memoirs, military records, diaries, and newspaper clippings relating to the Crumley and Berry families of Atlanta, Georgia. Correspondence from William Greg Crumley to his parents includes letters, telegrams and postcards written while he was stationed in France, England and Belgium during World War I. He described personal illnesses, travels during leave, and the duties of a medical officer. He noted how to care for soldiers who had been exposed to...
Dates: 1864-1921, undated

David Gilmer Watts and Clara Watts papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS248
Scope and Content This collection primarily consists of letters written between Clara and Gilmer Watts between August 1862 and July 1864. Her letters deal with her management of the family and her new occupation as a teacher. Clara’s letters also include her encouragement of Gilmer’s desire to become a preacher, as well as occasionally soliciting his advice. Gilmer writes about his sicknesses, poor rations, sporadic pay, and vagaries of camp life. His letters document his unit’s movements through Kentucky and...
Dates: 1855- 1889 ; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1864

Davidson Family papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS78
Scope and Content The majority of this collection consists of correspondence between John and Julia Davidson before and during the Civil War. The letters capture a sense of their courtship prior to their wedding in 1855, as well as the physical and spiritual challenges John faced as a soldier in the Confederate Army and those Julia endured in the besieged city of Atlanta. The collection contains several letters written by John Davidson to Julia’s parents who lived in Atlanta and were the proprietors of...
Dates: 1851-1970, bulk 1861-1865

Davidson-Terry families correspondence

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Identifier: ahc.MSS87f
Scope and Content This collection consists of photocopies of letters written by A. W. Davidson, James Gunter, E. G. Davidson, Peter Terry, Mary Davidson, and John Terry from various locations in Virginia, Alabama, and Georgia. Letters were written primarily during the Civil War. Some letters are illegible.
Dates: 1861-1865

DuBose family collection

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Identifier: ahc.MSS1020
Scope and Content This collection contains primarily the personal and professional papers of Beverly Means DuBose, Jr. The bulk of the personal papers document DuBose's military service in the United States Navy. There is an assortment of training materials and periodicals issued by a variety of military agencies. Also included in this series are a few presentations given by DuBose and materials pertaining to the anti-communism movement in the United States in the early 1960s. The professional papers...
Dates: 1802-1985, undated