Archive Record

Object Name Letter
Catalog Number 2001.003.002.a-f
Description Letter from H.A. Malone, trooper in the First Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, to his friend, Jacob Best. Malone was stationed at Camp Thomas (later became part of Fort Oglethorpe) in Chickamauga, Georgia in 1898. Malone writes they are stationed on a hill that slopes gently. He tells when roll call was in morning and when lights out were at night. Malone states that they sleep four per 7' x 7' tent. See accession folder for full transcription. Letter written in pencil on paper that states "First Illinois Cavalry, In the Field." Postmarked Lytle, Georgia.
Letter was sent to Jacob Best, who lived in Chicago and was a native there. Maime is mentioned in the letter - she was one of Jacob's two sisters.
(a-e). pieces of paper the letter is written on.
(f). envelope the letter was sent in.
Date 1898
Dates of Creation 06/17/1898 date on letter, 06/18/1898 postmark
Extent of Description a-e) 8.37" x 5.50"
f) 3.50" x 5.63"
Lexicon category 8: Communication Artifact
Lexicon sub-category Documentary Artifact
Accession number 2001.003