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Atlanta Campaign, 1864

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 72 Collections and/or Records:

John Dunlap civil war letter

Collection number: ahc.MSS97f
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains a typed copy of a letter written by John Dunlap to his father William Dunlap during the Atlanta Campaign in the Civil War on July 30, 1864. His letter states that he expects that the Union will overtake the Confederacy in the next battle. The next letter was written on June 13, 1969 by Jack C. Delius and thanks John Dunlap’s great- grandson, Garland S. Wells, Jr., for donating the original letter to the Cyclorama in Atlanta, Georgia. Also included in the collection,...
Dates: 1864

John Henry Durbin papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS948f
Scope and Contents

This collection contains copies and transcriptions of newspaper articles about Durbin and his brother-in-law, Benjamin Bainum, as well as a roster of their 83rd Indiana Infantry Regiment. Also included are copies and a transcription of a letter written by Durbin to his father about the Atlanta Campaign, which he wrote on the back of a blank prisoner of war ledger.

Dates: 1864-1920, undated

John Keely Civil War letter and scrapbook

Collection number: ahc.MSS196f
Scope and Content

This collection contains a letter from Captain John Keely to John Ryan of Atlanta about the health of Captain Keely and news of friends. The collection also contains a scrapbook of newspaper articles about Keely and a diary he wrote while serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War.

Dates: 1865, 1881-1931, undated

John White Geary letters

Collection number: 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

Joseph Mackey Brown papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS41
Scope and Content This collection includes correspondence and ephemera of Joseph Mackey Brown, and also for his father, Georgia Governor Joseph Emerson Brown. The bulk of his correspondence relates to his tenure as governor, and includes pledges of support, congratulatory letters, and requests for patronage and jobs. Campaign correspondence relates to his failed gubernatorial campaign of 1910. In addition to his gubernatorial correspondence, agriculture and farming were frequent topics, as was the Georgia...
Dates: 1846-1926, undated; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1914

Kontz family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS545
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, land deeds, legal documents, military documents, programs, invitations, and scrapbooks pertaining to the Kontz family. Of particular interest is an 1859 slave receipt as well as Christian Kontz' 1848 formal statement of intent to become a citizen of the United States and his 1866 certificate of citizenship. Also of interest is correspondence between Kontz and the War Department regarding the use of the Kontz residence as headquarters of the Third...
Dates: 1847-1940, undated

Lemuel P. Grant papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS100
Scope and Content This collection contains letters to and from Grant regarding construction of railroads in Pennsylvania and throughout the southeastern United States; the defense of Atlanta during the Civil War; and personal matters. Other items in the collection include Grant’s personal diaries from 1843, 1844, and 1845, as well as account books covering railroad land transactions; railroad costs; and cash accounts. Additional items include a report on the condition of railroads around Atlanta, Georgia,...
Dates: 1838-1869

Leonidas William Mackey letter

Collection number: ahc.MSS215f
Scope and Content This collection contains a photocopy of a letter from Leonidas William Mackey, a 1st Lieutenant in the 51st/52nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment in the Army of Tennessee, from Atlanta, Georgia, to unidentified individuals. Mackey writes that there is severe fighting on the front lines in front of Hood's and Hardee's Corps. He mentions they have lost a great many in wounded and that their army is a few miles north of the Chattahoochee river. He also lists names of acquiantances killed or...
Dates: 1864 July 5

Luther Nin Civil War letter

Collection number: ahc.MSS662f
Scope and Content This collection contains one letter and its transcription. The letter is dated September 13, 1864, and was written from East Point, Georgia, to Luther Nin’s “Little Couz.” This letter contains a detailed account of life in the Federal Army during the Atlanta Campaign from August 25 - 31, 1864. Luther Nin describes his company’s job to cover the retreat of several regiments from skirmish lines on August 25, 1864. He notes that from August 26 -30, 1864, he was continually marching or on picket...
Dates: 1864 September 13

Marcus J. Wright papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS415f
Scope and Content

This collection contains typed transcriptions of 36 official letters and orders written by Brigadier General Marcus J. Wright with the Army of Tennessee, headquartered in northwest Georgia, and then Atlanta. The collection also contains newspaper clippings regarding General Wrights' uniform.

Dates: 1862-1942

Mark Anthony Civil War letter

Collection number: ahc.MSS658f
Scope and Content This collection contains a letter from Mark Anthony to Miss Lizzie Coleman and its transcription with a reply from Coleman. The letter was written from Kingston, Georgia, and is dated May 22, 1864. Mark Anthony writes to Miss Lizzie Coleman. In this letter he recalls the anniversary of the 2nd assault on Vicksburg, Mississippi. Mark writes briefly of his regiment’s involvement in the Battle of Resaca only mentioning their loss of men to death and injury. He outlines his orders to march to...
Dates: 1864 May 22

Maud Morrow Brown Civil War manuscript and letter from Margaret Mitchell

Collection number: ahc.MSS172f
Scope and Content

This collection contains a typed copy of the diary of William Decatur Howell, a Confederate soldier of Oxford, Mississippi who served in Atlanta during the Atlanta Campaign. The diary also contains a short biography of Howell. The manuscript was compiled by Howell's aunt, Maud Morrow Brown in 1931. The collection also contains a letter from author Margaret Mitchell to Ms. Brown regarding the manuscript.

Dates: 1931, 1941

McClatchey family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS222f
Scope and Content

This collection contains copies of correspondence and a journal written during the Civil War. There are ten letters written to and about John George McClatchey; a memorial poem written by Minerva McClatchey after the death of her son John who was a private in Company I, 7th Georgia Cavalry. He was wounded at the Battle of Trevillian Station, and died at a hospital in Gordonsville, Virginia.

Dates: 1861-1866

McMillan and Bellingrath family documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS235f
Scope and Content This collection contains typed transcriptions of letters, certificates and other documents belonging to members of the McMillan and Bellingrath families of Georgia. Included is a letter from Malcolm McMillan describing his experiences as a prisoner-of-war; three letters from Ferdinand Dallas McMillan about his service in Company B. of the 7th Georgia Regiment; a letter written by Miss Lou Lanneau describing a trip to Atlanta prior to its siege in 1864; a 1931 letter describing war-time...
Dates: 1860-1931

Peter Marchant Civil War correspondence

Collection number: ahc.MSS657f
Scope and Content This collection contains a photocopy of a picture of Peter Marchant dated May 7, 1863, and three letters from July 15 to August 2 of 1864. In his description of the photograph Marchant writes about the ring he wears on his left hand which was crafted by a soldier held prisoner at Camp Chase. The letters in this collection were written to Peter Marchant’s wife Susan and all contain much of the same information due to his fear that the letters were not being received. The letters dated July 15...
Dates: 1863-1864

Richards family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS176
Scope and Content This collection contains the diaries and typewritten transcripts of the diaries of Samuel P. Richards. Journals of Irene Richards, Sarah V. Richards, and Dora Richards. There is also correspondence, family history, a Bible, and scrapbooks containing various information. These papers chronicle daily events in Atlanta and prices and availability of goods. They also describe the shelling and evacuation of the city and also the travels of S.P. Richards to New York City as a refugee in 1864, and...
Dates: 1842-1945, undated

Roderick Gaspero Shaw collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS305f
Scope and Content

This collection contains copies of letters from Roderick Gaspero Shaw, a soldier in Company A, 4th Florida Infantry, CSA, to his sister and uncle. Also included is a letter to relatives about his death in Marietta, Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign.

Dates: 1864

Sally Garrison's account of the Atlanta Campaign

Collection number: ahc.MSS173f
Scope and Content This collection contains a photocopy of Sally Garrison's handwritten account of her recollections of her experiences during the Atlanta Campaign. Her account spans from 1863 to 1864 and includes details of the following; conditions in Atlanta right before the raid, the Battle of Peachtree Creek, the shelling of the city, the surrender of Atlanta, and her experience as an exile fleeing to Macon, then to Dawson, Georgia until the end of the war. It was written at the request of the Thurza...
Dates: 1863-1864

Sam Carter papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS67
Scope and Content

This collection contains correspondence pertaining to the book The Siege of Atlanta, 1864, by Sam Carter, published by St. Martin's Press in 1973. It also contains a copy of the manuscript.

Dates: 1943-1973

Samuel Bachtell Civil War letter

Collection number: ahc.MSS16f
Scope and Content

This collection consists of a letter written by Samuel Bachtell to his wife in which he describes military maneuvers which led to the capture of Atlanta, Georgia. He also describes the destruction of military property by the fleeing Confederate forces and the joy the army felt about capturing Atlanta.

Dates: 1864 September 3