Miller, Joseph, Letter

Joseph Miller Letter, 1864 Ms.1989.076


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1989.076
Title
Joseph Miller Letter1864
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Miller, Joseph
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Joseph Miller was a Union soldier in the 78th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sherman's Army, during the American Civil War. The letter is written June 23, 1864, to Rev. John Wright of Batesville, Ohio, from Miller in the woods near the "Kaunausau" Mountains [the Kennesaw Mountains in Georgia]. Miller gives a detailed and extensive description of the corps's march over the Cumberland Mountains, skirmishes with the Rebels, and woundings among the captains. He also makes several comments about the military strategies of Union Generals William T. Sherman and Joseph Hooker and Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston. Transcripts are available. 

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Biographical Note

Joseph Miller was a Union soldier in the 78th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sherman's Army, during the American Civil War. Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, battle activity was part of Sherman's Atlanta campaign.

Scope and Content

The Joseph Miller Letter is written June 23, 1864, to Rev. John Wright of Batesville, Ohio, from Miller, a Union soldier during the American Civil War, in the woods near the "Kaunausau" Mountains [the Kennesaw Mountains in Georgia]. Miller gives a detailed and extensive description of the corps's march over the Cumberland Mountains, skirmishes with the Rebels, and woundings among the captains. He also makes several comments about the military strategies of Union Generals William T. Sherman and Joseph Hooker and Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston. Transcripts are available. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Joseph Miller Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Letter
1864