Harrison E. Randall letter
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Harrison E. Randall 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: Randall, H.E., (Harrison)
Title: Harrison E. Randall letter
Dates: 1864 October 3
Quantity: 1.0 Item(s)
Identification: ahc.MSS669f

Biographical/Historical Note

Harrison (H.) E. Randall served as a private in Company H, 100th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The 100th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry was organized at Camp Toledo, Ohio in 1862. In the spring of 1864, the infantry joined Union forces in Atlanta, Georgia, to participate in the Atlanta Campaign. On August 6, 1864, they engaged in an assault on the Confederate works. They were mustered out on June 20, 1865. Additional biographical information about H.E. Randall has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a letter written in Decatur, Georgia, on October 3, 1864, by Randall to his father. He speculates that there will be no fall campaign by General William T. Sherman and describes the arrival of Union prisoners released from Andersonville Prison in Andersonville, Georgia. Randall conveys the news of the death of his friend David S. Booream from wounds, and discusses his pay and promises to send some home.

Index Terms

Andersonville Prison.
Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Booream, David S., d. 1864
Decatur (Ga.)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 100th (1862-1865). Company H

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 transcription of the letter is included in this collection.

Preferred Citation

Harrison E. Randall letter, MSS 669f, 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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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 October 3 View online.