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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 73 Collections and/or Records:

Dwight S. Allen Civil War letters

 Collection
Identifier: ahc.MSS549f
Scope and Content This collection consists of two envelopes and three letters written by Dwight S. Allen during the Atlanta Campaign. One letter, addressed to his sister "Mary," informs her that there has been no change in position, although his company has orders to be prepared to move within three days. He tells "Mary" that he thinks the "reb" position is being flanked by other soldiers, and reports that the company is healthy. In another letter, addressed to his parents, brother, and sister, Allen writes that...
Dates: 1864 June-August

E. R. Perry Civil War letter

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Identifier: ahc.MSS267f
Scope and Content This collection contains a photo copy of a letter written by Union soldier E. R. Perry to his aunt in New Hope, Pennsylvania, on November 23, 1863 from Fort Warren, Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. The letter mentions captured officers from the "rebel ram Atlanta", now prisoners of war.
Dates: 1863

Eliza and Waldo Jones family and genealogical papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS1107
Scope and Content Eliza Jones accumulated this collection to document the genealogy of her extended families as well that of her husband, Waldo Jones. Materials include correspondence that documents her daily life and views, financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and diaries. The collection also contains papers from her and Waldo Jones's extended family. Families represented include the Woolford, Grant, Slaton, Harris, Fitz-Randolph, Martin, Waldo, Winslow, Felder, and Jackson families.
Dates: 1789-1992, undated; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1970

Emma Jacqueline Slade Prescott booklets

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Identifier: ahc.MSS277f
Scope and Content This collection consists of two booklets entitled "Stories of the War" and "Reminiscences of the War." In these documents Prescott wrote about "yankees" torturing a man in order to discover where his money was hidden; and how her husband was called to war in 1862 and later how he faced down thirty armed deserters who planned to kill him. She also writes about how she hid valuables from "yankee" raids; an occasion when the "yankees" broke into her home and threatened her at gunpoint; the places...
Dates: 1922-1924

Finley Family papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS853
Scope and Content This collection is divided into two series. Series I is primarily correspondance, both business and personal, spanning from the 1770s into the 1880s. Included are indentures, land grants, surveys, store accounts, a scrapbook and a funeral notice. Series II is from the twentieth century and is the collected mementos of Robert S, Lowrence from Atlanta, Georgia. Included are scrapbooks, photograph albums, diplomas, certificates, correspondence, church bulletins, music programs,...
Dates: 1778-1992

Francis Asbury Shoup Civil War letter

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Identifier: ahc.MSS308f
Scope and Content The collection consists of a letter from Shoup to Lieutenant Colonel McMicken, the chief quartermaster of the Army of Tennessee. Shoup suggests that supplies should be moved by "the West Point Road below East Point" if the enemy fails to extend the right flank.
Dates: 1864 August 26

Francis Lawton Mobley Papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS1008
Scope and Content The bulk of the collection is a series of letters from Lt. Francis Lawton Mobley to his wife, Rhoda Gaskins Mobley during his time of service in the Civil War. Lt. Mobley illustrates daily camp life for his wife and reports on his general health and well-being. In most letters he reports his current location and the various ailments afflicting the men in his regiment. The most common ailments mentioned were "Brain" fever, chills, measles, mumps, and diarrhea as well as battle field wounds. ...
Dates: 1861-1916, undated; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1862

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

George J. Johnston papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS187f
Scope and Content The bulk of this collection includes diaries and military records of George J. Johnston. Johnston's diaries span three volumes and date from December 14, 1863, to May 20, 1865. The first volume includes a brief summary of his early life; instructions to the person who finds his diary; several poems; lists and doodles; and a drawing and description of the battle at Bean Station. The narrative of the diary begins after he was wounded in the foot at Bean Station, and it describes his travels...
Dates: 1856-1865

G.L. White letter

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Identifier: ahc.MSS539f
Scope and Content This collection contains one letter and its transcription. The letter was written in Mobile, Alabama to G.L. White’s unnamed cousin. The letter details the rumors White heard about General Sherman’s movement through Georgia. He also states that a Union train has passed through Mobile with Confederate prisoners to participate in a prisoner exchange. Throughout the letter White makes inquiries about family news and other cousins.
Dates: 1865 March 10

Harrison E. Randall letter

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Identifier: ahc.MSS669f
Scope and Content This collection contains a letter written in Decatur, Georgia, on October 3, 1864, by Randall to his father. He speculates that there will be no fall campaign by General William T. Sherman and describes the arrival of Union prisoners released from Andersonville Prison in Andersonville, Georgia. Randall conveys the news of the death of his friend David S. Booream from wounds, and discusses his pay and promises to send some home.
Dates: 1864 October 3

Holliday Family Civil War Correspondence

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Identifier: ahc.MSS116
Scope and Content This collection contains forty-two original letters written by A. T. Holliday to his wife, Elizabeth (Lizy). These letters were written between July 6, 1864 and September 10, 1864 during Mr. Holliday's service in the Georgia Militia in the Atlanta Campaign. Two additional letters in the collection were written by Elizabeth to A. T. Holliday during the same time period. The letters from A.T. include his reports of skirmishes along the Chattahoochee River and behind picket lines surrounding...
Dates: 1863-1864

Hosea Garrett, Jr. civil war letters

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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

Hugh Black Civil War letters

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Identifier: ahc.MSS31f
Scope and Content This collection contains photo copies of two letters written by Hugh Black, a soldier in the Confederate army, to his wife. He writes about how he feels it is impossible for the Confederates to hold the city and how Atlanta will fall to the enemy in a short time. The date of the photocopies is unknown.
Dates: July 1864

Jacques Futrelle papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS919
Scope and Content This collection consists of manuscript and published copies of stories, programs for plays, information about Jacques and May Futrelle and some family information.
Dates: 1901-1914, 1936, 1969, 1995-1996, undated; Majority of material found within 1901 - 1914

James Dawson Civil War letters

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Identifier: ahc.MSS91f
Scope and Content This collection includes several letters written by first Lieutenant James Dawson of the 92nd Regiment of the Illinois Volunteers, Company H. He wrote to his wife from Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia.
Dates: 1862-1864

James Farson Civil War narrative and slave bill of sale

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Identifier: ahc.MSS725f
Scope and Content This collection consists of a three-part narrative of Farson’s service in the United States Army during the Civil War as well as a slave bill of sale. Part One of Farson’s narrative includes his account of the creation of his company, his service in Louisiana and Mississippi, his promotion and transfer to the Army of Virginia, and a record of his military service up to the Battle of Chancellorsville. Part Two picks up Farson’s narrative at Chancellorsville and provides an account of his...
Dates: 1851, 1904, undated

James L. Bryant Civil War letter

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Identifier: ahc.MSS652f
Scope and Content This collection contains one letter dated June 8, 1864. It was written from James L. Bryant to his parents from his position outside Marietta, Georgia. He writes that the Federal Army does not yet have control of Marietta, but they expect to take the city before they continue marching towards Atlanta, Georgia. He describes talking with Confederate soldiers at the picket lines and explains their strange way of speaking by quoting their conversations briefly. He writes that the land in Georgia is...
Dates: 1864 June 8

James Neuman and Tripp family Civil War correspondence

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Identifier: ahc.MSS679f
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...
Dates: 1863-1864

James R. Crew papers

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Identifier: ahc.MSS79f
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, military documents, and other personal records of James R. Crew. Correspondence includes letters Crew wrote to his wife about life in Atlanta during and after the Civil War. Crew did not date the letters but he describes contemporary war events such as battles in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jacksonville, Florida, and New Orleans, Louisiana. He talks about the hanging of "bridge burners," referring to a group of Union spies known as Andrews Raiders. Crew also...
Dates: approximately 1860-1932, undated