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In Their Own Words

October 02, 1864

Union Soldier Received No Mail, But Relaxed in Atlanta

Col. Fredrick Winkler of the 26th Wisconsin Infantry wrote his wife from occupied Atlanta:

“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