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William C. Olds letter to Frank A. Olds, 1864-10-02

Description: This letter was written by William C. Olds to his father Frank A. Olds while he was stationed with Company C of the 63rd Indiana Infantry Regiment in Decatur, Georgia. He discusses destruction of the railroad lines and correspondence with his family, the election of 1864, the participation of "Hoosiers" and the Indiana regiments during the war, the draft, and his living conditions. He also discusses photography businesses and studios in the region and with the army.
Origin: 1864-10-02
Created By: Olds, William C., 1845-1893
Source: http://indianamemory.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16066coll31/id/1256
Collection: Indiana State Library Manuscripts Small Collections
Rights: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
Copyright: No Copyright - United States
Geography: Decatur, Georgia, United States
Subjects: Atlanta (Ga.)
Business and industry
Business
Chattanooga (Tenn.)
Correspondence
Daguerreotype
Decatur (Ga.)
Draft
Elections
Family
Family life
Food
Fountain County (Ind.)
Greensburg (Ind.)
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885
Indiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Indianapolis (Ind.)
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885
Military life
Photographs
Railroads
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891
Soldiers
Transportation
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military life
United States--Politics and government--19th century
United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 63rd (1862-1865)
Voting

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