Tag Archives: Chattanooga (T.N.)

29 November 1863: “Gen. Bragg will fight again, and I hope his soldiers will do better. Some of them are said to have left the field without firing a gun”

Item Description: Letter, dated 29 November, 1863 from Nathaniel Henry Rhodes Dawson to his wife Elodie Todd Dawson (sister of Mary Todd Lincoln) from Montgomery, Alabama. The letter describes Dawson’s time as legislature and rumors about the campaign in Chattanooga. … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , | Comments Off

12 November 1863: “…we sat down to fine old ham, roast mutton-haunch, chicken pie, a dozen broiled partridges, sweet potatoes, rice-fritters, and butter.”

Item description: Letter, dated 12 November 1863, from Launcelot Minor “Lanty” Blackford to his mother, Mary Berkeley Minor Blackford.  Blackford discusses the death of his Uncle Lucius, camp life (including hunting and visiting officials), rail travel, and his pride in … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

25 October 1863: “His wife went to see him but he was buried the day before she reached Atlanta.”

Item description: Entry, dated 25 October 1863, from the dairy of Samuel A. Agnew.  Agnew describes a church service and news from engagements in Tennessee, Georgia, South Carolina, and Virginia. [transcription available below images] Item citation: From folder 9 of … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off

14 October 1863: “The President has been here for some time…”

Item Description: Letter, dated 14 October 1863, from Lafayette McLaws to his wife.  He discusses a visit from President Jefferson Davis, family affairs, weather, and troop movements. [transcription available below images] Item citation: From folder 8 of the Lafayette McLaws … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

16 September 1863: “…it is so sweet to me to be petted if it is only by letter.”

Item description: Letter, dated 16 September 1863, from Frances “Fannie” Roulhac Hamilton to her husband, Daniel Heyward Hamilton.  She discusses an unidentified illness and the spring where she and others are being treated, as well as the pregnancy of a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

15 September 1863: “We hear that we will have large reinforcements soon when I expect we will go back to Chattanooga and drive them out.”

Item description: Letter, dated 15 September 1863, from William Dudley Gale to his wife Kate Polk Gale while in Lafayette, GA.  He describes troop movements and engagements near Ringgold Gap, Georgia.   Item Citation: From folder 4 of the Gale … Continue reading

Posted in Southern Historical Collection | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment