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Arlon S. Atherton letters, 1865

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Type: Correspondence | Text
Creator: Atherton, Arlon S., 1842-1922
Title: Arlon S. Atherton letters, 1865
Date: 1865
Description: This collection consists of four letters from Arlon S. Atherton covering Civil War-related subjects like Northerners settling in the South, soldiers burning an African American church, the 13th Amendment, and executions.

Arlon S. Atherton (1842-1922) was a New Hampshire Lieutenant during the Civil War. During his service, he was promoted five times. He was captured and wounded August 16, 1864 at Deep Bottom Run, Virginia and then paroled September 15, 1864. He married his wife, Susan Caldwell, on December 25, 1865, in Warwick.

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: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence | United States. Army. New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1865). Company I | Southern States
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012
Original Material: Arlon S. Atherton letters, MS 3531. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Arlon S. Atherton letters, MS 3531. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries., as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/harg/turningpoint/id:harg3531-001-001

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