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Andrew J. Taft family papers

Andrew J. Taft family papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Andrew J. Taft family papers
Creator: Taft family
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1902
Language(s): English
Extent: 2 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3162
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Andrew J. Taft lived in Whitehall, New York. His parents were Hiram Taft (or Tafft) and Jane Furgeson Taft. He served in the U.S. Army during the Civil War in the 123rd Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry, Company C.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters written by Andrew J. Taft to his family in Whitehall, New York while he was a soldier. His regiment was first to enter Atlanta, and Taft describes fortifications around the city, the houses with bullet holes, and foraging expeditions after the battle. Letters discuss details of battles, officers, fellow soldiers, and camp life. Also included in the collection are a carte de visite of Andrew Taft in his uniform, his watch fob, and 2 ribbons from the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR).

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Andrew J. Taft family papers, ms3162, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Kelly's Ford, Battle of, Va., 1863.
Taft, Andrew J. -- Correspondence
Taft, Henry -- Correspondence
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 123rd (1862-1865). Company C
Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence Access Online
12Ribbons and photograph Access Online