Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.001.050
Collection Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection
Description Digitized letter features descriptions of Chattanooga in 1864. It appears to be the first letter written by George L. Young to Lottie Lasher as he asks for permission to correspond with her. Written from Chattanooga, dated February 10, 1864. He describes Lookout and Signal Mountains, also Missionary Ridge, and describes how the city's destruction which was started by the "Rebs" was completed by the Union. He says they are camped next to the Tennessee River. He includes a photograph of his "phiz" which is a colloquial shortening of the word physiognomy.

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Date 1864
Dates of Creation February 10, 1864
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Accession number 2015.001