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

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred Rolf letters

 Collection
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

General Joseph E. Johnston letter to General Thomas C. Hindman

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Identifier: ahc.MSS449f
Scope and Content This collection consists of a letter from General Joseph E. Johnston to General Thomas C. Hindman. Johnston asks for a brief account of the fighting at "the gap" and "Crow Valley" and about significant attacks by General William T. Sherman in order to write a book about the military operations of the Civil War.
Dates: 1867 October 21

Hosea Garrett, Jr. civil war letters

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS119f
Scope and Content This collection contains two transcribed letters. The first letter of the collection was written by Hosea Garrett, Jr. to his uncle, Reverend Hosea Garrett, on August 1, 1864. This letter provides a detailed account of the Atlanta Campaign, and the fighting that occurred on July 27, 1864. In his account, Garrett notes that not only were Confederate troops far outnumbered, but General Walker was also killed early in the battle, making the troops disorganized and ineffective. Due to their lack of...
Dates: 1864