Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:
Handwritten dispatch from the United States 4th Army Corps to subordinate units giving instructions for handling supply trains as the army prepares to move for the Atlanta Campaign.
The letters from Martin Barkley and George R. Barkley to their family members at the beginning of the war describe the hard living conditions, the health and wellbeing of the soldiers. Towards the end of the war the letters describe the demoralized attitudes of the soldiers, the regular occurrence of soldiers deserting their duties, and the significant loss of life. The letter from Edward King to his aunt, Elizabeth Barkley describes the hardships towards the end of the war.
This collection contains transcriptions and copies of two letters from Wagner, a soldier in the 2nd Battery, Heavy Artillery, Conderate States Army, to Emma Dasher regarding events associated with the Atlanta Campaign in July 1864.
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.