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Author

Thomas D. Christie
William G. Christie
Alexander S. Christie
Location

Ft. Snelling, Minnesota
Corinth, Mississippi
Vicksburg, Mississippi
Atlanta, Georgia
Date

July – December, 1861
July – December, 1862
January – June, 1863
July – December, 1863
January – June, 1864
July – December, 1864
January – June, 1865

Civil War Letters of the Christie Family
CHRISTIE HOME

Atlanta, Georgia

Date: July 13, 1864
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Addressee: Alexander S. Christie
Description: The Battery waits in camp for its orders to move. Thomas discusses the poor crop in Clyman that year, and tells of his conversations with Will McClain, a soldier who helped capture Confederate spy Belle Boyd.
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Date: July 25, 1864
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Addressee: Alexander S. Christie
Description: The Battery, having just marched through Marietta and Decatur, finds itself in the middle of heavy fighting near Atlanta. However, they are not allowed to fire their guns. Thomas also details the death of General McPherson in this heavy fighting.
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Date: July 30, 1864
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Addressee: Alexander S. Christie
Description: While shells land in camp, Thomas describes the Union Army as very confident. He also provides his brother an explanation of the organization of the Union Army, including the different divisions.
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Date: August 5, 1864
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Addressee: Sarah J. Christie
Description: Thomas describes the heavy skirmishing near Atlanta, as well as the current encampment. he also discusses the strategy and progress of the Union advance.
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Date: August 12, 1864
Author: Thomas D. Christie
Addressee: Alexander S. Christie
Description: Camp life is described as very dull, but a reconnaissance mission proves very exciting.
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