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This Day in Georgia Civil War History

October 02, 1864

Union Soldier Enjoyed Atlanta, Despite Slow News

A Wisconsin soldier in Atlanta wrote to his wife that they were having trouble getting news, but were enjoying the city.

“We get no mail; no trains have gone north from Chattanooga for some time. We get no information as to the actual state of things and have to be contented as best we may. Last night we had a grand concert in Atlanta… . It is said that this week is to be distinguished by a ball.” Source: Civil War Letters of Major Fredrick C. Winkler, in 26th Wisconsin Infantry Home Page