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William C. Olds letter to Frank A. Olds, 1864-05-21

Description: This letter was written by William C. Olds to his father Frank A. Olds while he was stationed in Cartersville, Georgia, with Company C of the 63rd Indiana Infantry Regiment. He discusses his regiments participation in the Battle of Resaca and the following skirmishing. He describes the actions during battle, company and regiment casualties, the capture of Confederate artillery, and his own capture of Confederate deserters. He also describes rumors of Grants actions and next steps for the Union army as well as possible promotions within his company and regiment.
Origin: 1864-05-21
Created By: Olds, William C., 1845-1893
Collection: Indiana State Library Manuscripts Small Collections
Copyright: No Copyright - United States
Geography: Cartersville, Georgia, United States
Subjects: Atlanta Campaign, 1864
Cartersville (Ga.)
Family life
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879
Indiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
Military appointments
Military life
Nashville (Tenn.)
Prisoners of war
Resaca, Battle of, Resaca, Ga., 1864
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military life
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 63rd (1862-1865)
War casualties

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