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Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2470
Abstract

The Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Letters, 1863-1864, include letters to and from Mackay in his position as the Chief Quartermaster of the Army of the Cumberland. The majority of the letters concern troop movements, supplies and shipments.

Dates: 1863-1864

Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2216
Abstract

The Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Letters Collection is composed of four letters -- three to Mackay and one from Mackay -- describing the distribution of supplies for the Army of the Cumberland and the rebuilding of the Chattanooga water works after the Civil War.

Dates: 1863-1865

Confederate Soldier's Letter about Missionary Ridge

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2215
Abstract

In a December 3, 1863 letter from James to My Dear Sister Kate, a Confederate soldier describes his situation after participating in the Battle of Missionary Ridge in Chattanooga during the Civil War.

Dates: 1863 Decfember 3

George Gates Lookout Mountain Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2874
Abstract

This collection consists of one letter written by Corporal George Gates to his aunt. It was written from his regiment's camp located to the left of Chattanooga, Tennessee on November 26, 1863. He re-counts for his aunt the Battle of Lookout Mountain on November 25, 1863. He mentions his regiment's movements, acquisitions, and casualties in the battle.

Dates: 1863 November 26

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

Marion Bennett Ledger and Ambrotype

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2882
Abstract This collection consists primarily of a ledger that Marion Bennett compiled between 1886 and 1925. He begins with a brief history of the 59th Indiana Infantry, describing the unit's travel down the Mississippi River through such cities as New Madrid, Corinth, Moscow, and Memphis, the battles and campaigns they participated in (including the Siege of Vicksburg, the Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman's March to the Sea), and their travel through such battle sites as Chattanooga, Mission Ridge,...
Dates: circa 1860s, 1886 October 3-1925

William H. Gripman Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2886
Abstract

This Civil War letter written by Union soldier William H. Gripman to his friends describes the conditions in Chattanooga, where his regiment was stationed in 1865. The letter is dated March 1, 1865. He describes how bad the officers are and how they got rid of an officer that hung one of the boys up by his thumbs.

Dates: 1865 March 1

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