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Colin Dunlop civil war letters, 1864, 1945

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Type: Letters (correspondence) | Text
Creator: Dunlop, Colin
Title: Colin Dunlop civil war letters, 1864, 1945
Date: 1909
Description: This collection contains the transcriptions of three letters written during the Civil War by Colin Dunlop. The first letter was written to his sister on April 13, 1864 at a Confederate Army camp near Dalton, Georgia. Within the letter, he mentions that he has no access to news due to the newspaper strike in Atlanta, and gives his sister updates on his health. He also asks her to give his regards to other family members and friends. The second letter to his sister was written on August 13, 1864 while he was near Atlanta. Dunlop describes how skirmishes have destroyed several homes within the city, making him concerned for other family members that live in Atlanta. He also explains that his company has decreased from forty three to nineteen men since they left Dalton and that the remaining men are concerned that their former leader, General Johnston, is being replaced by General Hood. The last letter by Dunlop was written to his mother on August 17, 1864. Dunlop gives details on the destruction of Atlanta by Union troops and notes that all the town stores and churches have been destroyed, including the church of their family friend, Mr. Freeman. There is one additional letter in the collection that was written to John M. Harrison on March 27, 1945 from the Virginia Historical Society. This letter informs Mr. Harrison that the original letters in this collection have been typed into an accurate copy for him due to their poor condition.

Biographical information about Colin Dunlop has not yet been determined.

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Subjects: Dunlop, Colin | Johnston, Joseph E., (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891 | Virginia Historical Society | Atlanta Campaign, 1864 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.) | Virginia
Contributors: Atlanta History Center
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Atlanta History Center, 2012
Original Material: [identification of item(s)], Colin Dunlop civil war letters, MSS 96f, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center.
Rights and Usage: Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

This collection is open for research.

Cite as: [identification of item(s)], Colin Dunlop civil war letters, MSS 96f, Kenan Research Center, Atlanta History Center, as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.

Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/ahc/turningpoint/id:ahc0096f-001

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia Historical Society
Atlanta History Center
Hargrett Library
Collection Information: America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia