Chattanooga Railroad Expedition, 1862
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: refers to the Great Locomotive Chase or Andrews Raid
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
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
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
Scope and Content This collection consists of Jane Louisa Killian's 1865 diary. Of particular interest are entries that include her thoughts on the death of President Lincoln; the surrender of General Robert E. Lee; the day Confederate money was no longer legal tender; the return of captured Confederate prisoners to Atlanta, Georgia; and her reaction to her husband's murder.
Dates: 1865-1931, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains genealogical research, records of the Atlanta Chapter of the Associated Charities, manuscripts on a myriad of topics, and newspaper clippings. There is genealogical research on the Grant and Logan families gathered by Margaret Laing for her book, The Ten Years, 1905-1915, a history of the Atlanta Branch of the Associated Charities. Also included is correspondence that Laing received regarding her research from family members and...
Dates: 1903-1949, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains the family photographs of the Kurtz and Fuller families as well as visual materials Kurtz created and collected during the course of his career. Family photographs pertain to Kurtz and Fuller families as well as a few images from Annie Pye Kurtz prior to her marriage to Wilbur Sr. Also included are images of Wilbur Sr. and friends during his time in Chicago, Illinois. The bulk of this collection is photographic materials which support the research and field work...
Dates: 1859-1972, undated
Scope and Contents of the Records The collection contains a series of letters concerning the William Fuller’s involvement in the “Great Locomotive Chase” and correspondence between William Fuller and members of his family. In the years following the locomotive chase, several individuals claimed some involvement in the event and others exaggerated their involvement.Many of the letters Captain Fuller received requested confirmation of the events reported and the extent of their involvement. In time, Captain Fuller composed a...