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Earle Wright Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2084
Abstract

Earle Wright wrote these letters to his family in Cortland, New York in July and August of 1917. In them, he discusses his life at a training camp in Chattanooga, Tennessee during World War I. Most of the correspondence is addressed to E. R. Wright or to Laura Wright, but it is meant for the entire family to read.

Dates: 1917 July 11-August 24

George Morris Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3028
Abstract

This collection contains three letters from George Morris to his wife Rowena and to his parents dating from 1863 to 1864. They discuss troop movements, life in the army, and his position as bridge guard or builder.

Dates: 1863-1864

James Cooper Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2162
Abstract

This collection contains a letter from Confederate soldier Jason Cooper, dated December 5, 1863 from Dalton, Ga. To his dear friend Farley, Cooper writes about the Confederate evacuation of Chattanooga, Tenn.

Dates: 1863 December 5

R. H. Williams Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3178
Abstract

This collection of letters, dated October 30, 1893 - February 28, 1899, chronicles a relationship between R. H. Williams of Chattanooga, Tennessee and Mildred Pitkin of North Cambridge, Massachusetts. These letters, written from Williams to Pitkin, discuss financial matters as well as a fire at the Richardson Building in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Dates: 1893 October 30-1899 February 28

William J. Helsley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1460
Abstract

William Helsley wrote this letter to his wife, Mary (Yancer) Helsley, from Chattanooga, Tennessee between August 6 and 10 of 1864.

Dates: 1864 August 6-10

William J. Helsley Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3929
Overview

Collection contains a single letter written by William Helsley, a soldier in the 19th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, on August 29, 1864. Helsley penned this letter to his wife, Mary Yauser Helsley, while stationed in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In the letter, Helsley discusses a scare in which he and others were warned of activities by Confederate Colonel Wheeler that ultimately never happened.

Dates: 1864 August 29

William J. Helsley Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1439
Abstract

William J. Helsley wrote these two letters to his wife, Mary, on July 23 and September 7, 1864 during the Civil War. In them, he describes guarding a bridge over the Tennessee River, the Confederate retreat from Atlanta, and General Morgan's death.

Dates: 1864 July 23-September 7