A Guide to the Henry P. Humphrey Letter, 1864 Humphrey, Henry P. Letter Ms1989-090

A Guide to the Henry P. Humphrey Letter, 1864

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Collection Number Ms1989-090


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Collection Number
Henry P. Humphrey Letter, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Humphrey, Henry P.

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Scope and Content

Union soldier in the Civil War possibly in the 66th Illinois Regiment. Letter, written June 16, 1864, to his sister, from Big Shanty, Georgia, during the Atlanta Campaign. Writes about the death of the Rebel Lieut. General Leonidas Polk, the enemy camp on Kennesaw Mountain, and his hopes that the campaign will soon be over.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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