Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.001.044
Collection Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection
Description Digitized letter from George L. Young to Lottie Lasher, dated April 11, 1864 from Chattanooga. This is a very chatty and witty letter from a Union soldier, apparently a private, to a girl back home he's trying to charm. It includes interesting anecdotes of life in camp, and points of interest in the area that he would like to show to Lottie, including Lookout Mountain, a cave at the foot of Lookout Mountain (Ruby Falls?), the Crutchfield House, sailing on the Tennessee River, the army hospital and quartermasters, a portable army sawmill, and battlefields on Lookout and Missionary Ridge. He ends with scathing political opinions about the cowardice of "copperheads" (southern sympathizers in the North?) who disdain negroes until they attempt to hire them to fight in their place.

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Date 1864
Dates of Creation April 11, 1864
Additional File Click here to view the transcription.
Accession number 2015.001