Bruce Elmore letter
Scope and Content
This collection consists of a letter written by Bruce Elmore on July 29, 1864, near Atlanta, Georgia, to his wife, Libbie. The letter provides a firsthand description of the Atlanta Campaign, describing sharpshooter fire, changes in Union leadership after the death of General James McPherson, and an attack involving the 15th, 16th, and 17th Corps. He also thanks his wife for the cigars she sent, asks about the farm, and expresses the hope that he will soon send money home.
- 1864 July 29
- Elmore, Bruce (Person)
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Bruce Elmore (b.1835) resided in Sullivan County, New York, with his wife, Libbie. He worked as a farmer before and after the war, owning approximately ninety acres in Fallsburg, New York. He enlisted in 1862 at the age of twenty-seven and served as a sergeant in Company C, 143rd Regiment, New York Volunteers, during the U.S. Civil War. The 143rd Regiment fought in the battles at Kennesaw Mountain and Peachtree Creek during the Atlanta Campaign. Additional biographical information about Bruce Elmore has not been determined.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Existence and Location of Copies
A transcription of the letter is included in this collection.
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.
This collection was re-processed in 2012.
- Bruce Elmore letter
- Paul Crater
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- Finding aid is written in English.