Sally Garrison's account of the Atlanta Campaign
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Sally Garrison's account of the Atlanta Campaign

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Garrison, Sally A. Sharp, 1854-
Title: Sally Garrison's account of the Atlanta Campaign
Dates: 1863-1864
Quantity: 2.0 Item(s)
Quantity: Extent: 2 items
Identification: ahc.MSS173f

Biographical/Historical Note

Sally A. Sharp Garrison (1854- ), daughter of Marvin Sharp (- 1864), was born in Georgia on March 30, 1854. Her father was a captain for the Confederate Army and died in battle on July 25, 1864 in Atlanta, Georgia. Sally married William C. J. Garrison (1847- ), a merchant, who was born in Georgia in 1847. In the 1880 Georgia Census the couple had four children; Manlia, Eddy C, Willia, and one unnamed baby. They were both present in the 1920 Georgia Census.

Scope and Content Note

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 Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy. This collection also contains a transcription of the account.

Index Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Garrison, Sally A. Sharp, 1854-
Sherman, William T., (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
United Daughters of the Confederacy.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives

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.

Existance and Location of Originals

The location of Sally Garrison’s original narrative is currently unknown.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Sally Garrison's account of the Atlanta Campaign, MSS 173f, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2008.


Conditions Governing Access

The 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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1Account (copy) View online.