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Collection Number: 05347

Collection Title: John Murray Atwood Letters, 1862

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Abstract Sergeant John Murray Atwood was a Union soldier who served in the 29th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (29th Massachusetts Volunteers) and the 36th Massachusetts Volunteers. The collection consists of two letters written by Sergeant John Murray Atwood, Company E, 29th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, to his sister, Nancy Tribble. The first, written from Frederick City, Md., 12 September 1862, details the entrance of the Union Army into Frederick during the Antietam Campaign. The second letter was written from Philadelphia, Pa., 18 November 1862, where Atwood was apparently convalescing. This letter is about Atwood's weariness with the ongoing war and his determination to "have [his] share of the rest" now that he has "done [his] share of the fighting."
Creator Atwood, John Murray
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John Murray Atwood Letters #5347, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Historical Collectible Auctions in June 2007 (Acc. 100714, Acc. 100715).
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Sergeant John Murray Atwood was a Union soldier who served in the 29th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (29th Massachusetts Volunteers) and the 36th Massachusetts Volunteers.

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The collection consists of two letters written by Sergeant John Murray Atwood, Company E, 29th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment (29th Massachusetts Volunteers), to his sister, Nancy Tribble, during the Civil War. The first, written from Frederick City, Md. (Frederick, Md.), 12 September 1862, details the entrance of the Union Army into Frederick during the Antietam Campaign. The second letter was written from Philadelphia, Pa., 18 November 1862, where Atwood was apparently convalescing. This letter is about Atwood's weariness with the ongoing war and his determination to "have [his] share of the rest" now that he has "done [his] share of the fighting."

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2 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

Letters, 1862 #05347, Series: "Letters, 1862." Folder 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: Amy Johnson, September 2007

Encoded by: Amy Johnson, September 2007

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