Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.001.083
Collection Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection
Description Digitized letter from "Frank," a Union soldier of the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th A.C., dated February 13, 1864, written from Headquarters Chickamauga Railroad Station, Tennessee. Addressed to "Sallie," possibly his sister. No last names given. He says he's been camped at the railroad station a little over a week, but soon will be back in Rossville.

He refers to a Captain Wiseman, who just returned from leave, having got married. He also refers to settling his brother's estate, saying he has engaged an attorney named Cushman to act on his behalf.

He says rebel deserters continue to surrender to his brigade, including three men from the Arkansas regiment that day. He notes: "The Presidents Proclamation is doing good work." Possibly refers to Lincoln's Proclamation of Amnesty and Reconstruction of December 8, 1863.

See pdf for transcription.
Date 1864
Dates of Creation February 13, 1864
Additional File Click here to view the transcription.
Accession number 2015.001