A Guide to the Joseph Miller Letter, 1864 Miller, Joseph Letter Ms1989-076

A Guide to the Joseph Miller Letter, 1864

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Collection Number Ms1989-076


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Collection Number
Joseph Miller Letter, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Miller, Joseph

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Scope and Content

Soldier in the 78th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Sherman's Army, during the Civil War. Letter written June 23, 1864, to Rev. John Wright of Batesville, Ohio, from the woods near the Kaunausau Mountains. 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. Also makes several comments about the military strategies of Union Generals William T. Sherman and Joseph Hooker and Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston. Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, battle activity was part of Sherman's Atlanta campaign. Transcript available. 

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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