Thomas M. Coleman letter
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Thomas M. Coleman letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. 130 West Paces Ferry Road, Atlanta, GA 30305. 404.814.4040.
Creator: Coleman, E.
Creator: Coleman, Thomas M., soldier
Title: Thomas M. Coleman letter
Dates: 1864 July 29
Quantity: 1.0 Item(s)
Identification: ahc.MSS655f

Biographical/Historical Note

Thomas M. Coleman served in the 6th Missouri Veteran Volunteer Infantry. Additional biographical information about Thomas M. Coleman has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection is comprised of one letter written by Coleman to his sister, possibly named Lizzie Coleman, on July 29, 1864, written from a “camp south of Atlanta.” Coleman provides a firsthand account of the Atlanta Campaign describing the charge and repulsion of the "rebels," the reclaiming of lost artillery pieces, and capture of Confederate soldiers. Below Thomas M. Coleman's signature in the same handwriting is "E. Coleman," whose identity has not been determined. A post script stating that "Mark is all right" potentially refers to a Mark Anthony.

Index Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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.

Administrative Information

Existence and Location of Copies

A footnoted transcription of the letter is included in this collection.

Preferred Citation

Thomas M. Coleman, MSS 655f, Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchase, 1998

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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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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1Letter, 1864 July 29 View online.