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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

November 04, 1864

Union Soldier Eager to Begin Campaign

A Wisconsin soldier in Atlanta wrote to his wife that he was ready to get started on their fall campaign.

“I have just received notice that the 4th Brigade would go to Atlanta tomorrow morning, and my regiment remain here alone until further orders. We will probably start on our campaign very soon. I am ready, it is of no use to wait; the sooner, the better.” Source: Civil War Letters of Major Fredrick C. Winkler, in 26th Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers Home Page