John S. Holland Civil War letter
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John S. Holland Civil War letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Holland, John S.
Title: John S. Holland Civil War letter
Dates: 1864 January 20
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS161f

Biographical/Historical Note

John S. Holland was an ordnance sergeant in the Confederate Army of Tennessee, serving in Van Den Corput's Light Artillery Company. He was captured in the fall of Vicksburg, Mississippi, on July 4, 1863, and quickly paroled. He returned to his post of ordnance sergeant. Additional biographical information about John S. Holland has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of John S. Holland's letter to Dr. William Farell. In it, Holland writes about the Army of Tennessee's march to Nashville, Tennessee, and subsequent delay outside the city. He describes the Federal attack on their position on December 15, 1864, and the cause of the rout on the next day. He also writes about retiring to winter quarters.

Index Terms

Nashville, Battle of, Nashville, Tenn., 1864
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate

General Notes

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

John S. Holland Civil War letter, MSS 161f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

This collection was re-processed in 2012.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

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