Aplin Kelley letters
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Aplin Kelley letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Kelley, Aplin, active 1864.
Title: Aplin Kelley letters
Dates: 1864
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2239

Biographical/Historical Note

Aplin Kelley was a Union soldier in the 2nd Division, 4th Corps, of the Army of the Cumberland. He was from Claysville, Ohio.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains eight letters written by Kelley to his mother in Claysville, Ohio. The letters range in date from on written near Tunnel Hill on May 8, 1864 to Kelley's last letter, written in the U.S. Hospital for the 2nd Division on June 23, 1864. The letters describe in detail the Union Army's advances from Chattanooga as they campaigned toward Atlanta. The letters end after Kelley was wounded near Marietta, Georgia on June 22, 1864.

Index Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Kelley, Aplin, active 1864.
Resaca, Battle of, Resaca, Ga.,1864.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
United States. Army of the Cumberland. Corps, 4th. Division, 2nd.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The custodial history of this collection is unknown.

Preferred Citation

[item identification],Aplin Kelley letters, MS 2239, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, 1987.


Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List



1Letter 1: Written near Tunnel Hill, GA, 1864 May 8
Letter 1--May 8, 1864, written near Tunnel Hill, Georgia, 1864 May 8
Letter 2--May 19, 1864, written on the Georgia & Atlanta Railroad, 1864 May 19
Letter 3--May 22, 1864, written near Kingston, Georgia, 1864 May 22
Letter 4--May 29, 1864, written leaning against the breastworks in Georgia, 1864 May 29
Letter 5--June 7, 1864, written near Acworth, Georgia, 1864
Letter 6--June 14, 1864, written in Cobb County, Georgia, 1864 June 14
Letter 7--June 20, 1864, written near Marietta, Georgia, 1864 June 20
Letter 8--June 23, 1864, written in the U.S. Hospital, 2nd Division


1Letter 2: Written on the Georgia & Atlanta Railroad, 1864 May 19


1Letter 3: Written near Kingston, GA, 1864 May 22


5Letter 4: Written leaning across the breastworks in GA, 1864 May 29


1Letter 5: Written near Acworth, GA, 1864 June 7


1Letter 6: Written in Cobb County, GA, 1864 June 20


1Letter 7: Written near Marietta, GA, 1864 June 20


1Letter 8: Written in the U.S. Hospital, 2nd Division, 1864 June 23