Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.001.055
Collection Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection
Description Digitized letter from George Young to Lottie, dated November 25, 1864. Written from Chattanooga, Ordnance Office, District of the Etowah. He describes how he was woken in the middle of the night, ordered to pack 185,000 rounds of ammunition, load it on the train to Dalton, and then had to spend 4 days in a boxcar without a blanket or fire in bitter cold. He asks Lottie to send him her photo portrait, as he has already sent her one of him.

[Page 2 references Chattanooga mud, noting "there is no bottom"]

There is an abbreviation of "inst" which stands for "instante mense" which means "date of the current month." Also, George uses the word "phiz" which is a colloquial shortening of physiognomy.

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Date 1864
Dates of Creation November 25, 1864
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Accession number 2015.001