Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.001.063
Collection Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection
Description Digitized letter from George Young to Lottie Lasher, dated October 13, 1864. He uses army stationery with printed heading: Ordnance Office, District of the Etowah, Chattanooga, Tenn. Pages 2 and 3 mention the 1864 presidential election, decrying McClellan ("Little Mack") accepting the nomination on the 'Chicago Platform,' running against Lincoln. He says he is now detailed to the ordnance department, and recently escorted 120 boxes of artillery ammunition to Cartersville, Georgia. There he borrowed a horse and rode to Allatoona, where he saw Gen. Sherman. There he also talked to some of the rebel wounded, who he says are thoroughly sick of the war. He says that while confederate Gen. Hood is in Sherman's rear, that's exactly where Sherman wants him.

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Date 1864
Dates of Creation October 13, 1864
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Accession number 2015.001