Archive Record

Object Name Image, Digital
Catalog Number 2015.001.077
Collection Matthew C. Miller Digital Collection
Description Digitized partial letter (page 1, front and back) from Union soldier to his mother, dated Sept. 24, 1863, written from Chattanooga. He says his regiment left Stevenson, Alabama on Sept. 1, cutting across the corner of Georgia, and faced heavy fighting. He mentions being forced back to the foot of the mountain, possibly Lookout Mountain, and now they are camped in Chattanooga, expecting an attack. He says his regiment did not get in the heaviest fighting, but that the 35th did. He tells his mother her boys are safe, referring to "Andy," presumably his brother.

The rest of the letter is missing, including the name of the writer.

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Date 1863
Dates of Creation September 24, 1863
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Accession number 2015.001