William N. Mattison Civil War correspondence
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William N. Mattison Civil War correspondence

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: Mattison, William N., 1830-?
Title: William N. Mattison Civil War correspondence
Dates: 1861-1864
Quantity: 22.0 Item(s)
Identification: ahc.MSS680f

Biographical/Historical Note

William N. Mattison (1830?-) was a Second Lieutenant in the Confederate Army, Company I, South Carolina 19th Infantry Regiment. He was born in Abbe or Abbeville, South Carolina, and married Nancy Elvira (Latimar) Mattison (1840?-). Nancy Latimar was widowed and living with her parents, Stephen and Ellen Latimar, in Abbeville, South Carolina in 1880. Nancy Elvira Mattison was still alive in 1920 and living in Abbeville, South Carolina with her daughter, C. A. (Mattison) Jamerson (1865?-). Additional biographical information about William Mattison has not been determined.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of letters from William N. Mattison to his wife. The letters describe the hard living conditions of the soldiers, the battle locations of their regiment, and his task of recovering soldiers from hospitals and returning them to the regiments. His regiment moved often. His letters indicate that he was stationed at Camp Hampton Rickean; Camp Wappoo, South Carolina; Marietta, Georgia; Corinth, Mississippi; West Point, Mississippi; Sattillo, Mississippi; near Harrison, Tennessee; Camp Dunlap, Tennessee; near Knoxville, Tennessee; near Rutherford County, Tennessee; and finally near Dalton and Marietta, Georgia. His last letter of record dates 25 June 1864.

Index Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 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

William N. Mattison Civil War correspondence, MSS 680f, James G. Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center.

Description Control

Collection reprocessed in 2009.


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright law. (Title 17, U.S. Code) Permission for use must be cleared through the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center. Licensing agreement may be required.

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1Correspondence, 1861-1864 View online.