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William H. Mickle correspondence

William H. Mickle correspondence

Descriptive Summary

Title: William H. Mickle correspondence
Creator: Mickle, William H., 1839-1922
Inclusive Dates: 1864-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.1 Linear Feet (20 letters)
Collection Number: ms3827
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

William H. Mickle (1839-1922) was from Marianville, Schenectady County, N.Y., and was commissioned as an infantry officer in the 134th New York, serving in Virginia. He was promoted to Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of the Chief of Artillery for XX Corps, commanded by General Joseph "Fighting Joe" Hooker, when it took part in the campaigns in Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas. Mickle wrote home regularly to his wife, Oleavia Ploss, and several family members.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of twenty letters, written by Union soldier William H. Mickle to his wife Oleavia and other family members. These letters were written in the summer of 1864 during the Atlanta Campaign, primarily while Mickle was stationed near Marietta. Throughout the summer of 1864 Mickle continued writing through the battles around Atlanta then across the state and into Savannah that December. His writings tell of the progress of the campaign, discussing key figures and locations such as General Joseph Hooker, the Battle of Rocky Face Ridge, and the entrance into Savannah. Health, family, and personal matters are also addressed.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

William H. Mickle correspondence, ms 3827, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2013.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Families of military personnel -- Correspondence.
Mickle, William H., 1839-1922
Savannah (Ga.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1864