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Arlon S. Atherton letters

Arlon S. Atherton letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Arlon S. Atherton letters
Creator: Atherton, Arlon S., 1842-1922
Inclusive Dates: 1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 1 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3531
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of four letters from Arlon S. Atherton: dated Alexandria, Virginia, February 5, 1825, "My dear Susie," regarding excitement over the 13th Amendment; dated U. S. General Court Martial Rooms, North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia, February 9, 1865, "My very dear friend," regarding executions; dated Pro. Marshalls Office, Goldsboro, North Carolina, June 11, 1865, "Dear Susie," regarding Northerners settling in the South; dated Office of City Jail, Goldsboro, North Carolina, July 2, 1865, "My dear Susie," regarding soldiers burning an African American church.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Arlon S. Atherton letters, ms3531, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2016.

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

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1865 Access Online