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19 August 1864: “I do not see how Sherman is ever to force us out of Atlanta”

Item Description: Letter dated 19 August 1864 from William Dudley Gale to his wife. He joined the Confederate Army as a staff officer for his father in law, General Leonidas Polk, in the fall of 1862. After the general’s death … Continue reading

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28 March 1864: “…he knows of no disease so prostrating as diptheria & that in such a severe attack as Johnnie’s has been it takes weeks and sometimes months to recover entirely…”

Item description: Letter, dated 28 March 1864, from Annie Schon in Atlanta, GA to her sister Bettie Kimberly in Chapel Hill, NC.  Annie describes her husband John and son Johnnie’s diagnosis with diphtheria and their subsequent treatment and recoveries. [transcription … Continue reading

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13 November 1863: “…The loss of Slaves, fencing, stock subsistence etc will prevent our doing much in the way of farming for several years…”

Item description: In this letter, 13 November 1863, William Lenoir in Atlanta, Ga.,  wrote to his cousin, Rufus Theodore Lenoir, in Fort Defiance, N.C., with an update on the family’s business interests that were at risk during anticipated Yankee occupation. … Continue reading

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