Unidentified Civil War Union soldier letter
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Unidentified Civil War Union soldier letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Unknown.
Title: Unidentified Civil War Union soldier letter
Dates: 1864
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 2355

Biographical/Historical Note

Edward Phillip lived in Yaphank, Suffolk County, New York.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains a six page letter written by an unidentified Union private in the 20th corps, possibly named "Ike", to Mr. Edward Phillip of Yaphank, New York. The letter was written on 16 August 1864 in a camp about two miles from Atlanta, Georgia, and contains a detailed description of the Battle of Peach Tree Creek. The letter mentions Captain White, Captain Stevens, the death of James Biling, and that "Rush" and "Clark" were taken prisoner. Also included is the envelope, postmarked in Nashville on 23 August 1864.

Index Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Letters (correspondence)
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields--Georgia--Atlanta.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.

Administrative Information

Processing information

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Access restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Unidentified Civil War Union soldier letter, 1864 View online.