Leonidas William Mackey letter
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Leonidas William Mackey letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040. reference@atlantahistorycenter.com
Creator: Mackey, Leonidas William
Title: Leonidas William Mackey letter
Dates: 1864 July 5
Quantity: 1.0 Folder
Identification: ahc.MSS215f

Scope and Content Note

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 wounded.

Index Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Existence and Location of Originals note

The Kenan Research Center owns copies of this letter. The ownership of the original has not been determined.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Leonidas William Mackey letter, MSS 215f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 1941


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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.

Container List



1Letter, 1864